Innovation
Health

Soybeans Heal Skin in Innovative Medical Application

USSEC Staff WriterOct 6, 2020

OmegaSkin is a soy-based regenerative skin substitute technology from NeuEsse. The soybean-based protein application can be used for ulcers, burns and slow-closing wounds.

Human Consumption

“Upcycling” Soymilk Pulp into High-Fiber Flour

USSEC Staff WriterAug 20, 2020

U.S.-based Renewal Mill upcycles soy by making soymilk pulp into a high-protein flour in an effort to reduce food waste.

Innovation

Genes Controlling Mycorrhizal Colonization Discovered in Soybean

University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignJul 30, 2020

University of Illinois research on beneficial soil fungi, mycorrhizal colonization with soybeans, discovered genes that could be used for innovative soybean breeding to improve sustainability…

Innovation

Cyber-physical System Innovation Promises to Boost Yields

U.S. Sustainability AllianceJul 29, 2020

Engineers, geneticists, agronomists, system modelers and machine-learning experts at Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are working on an innovation that promises to…

Innovation

Soybean Breeding for Drought Tolerance – COVID Style

Lisa M. BalbesJul 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19, soybean breeding researchers had to weigh, bag, and label seeds for 10,000 plots from their garages, dining room tables, and back porches.…

Innovation

Soy-based Herbicide Wins Student Soybean Innovation Competition

Purdue UniversityJul 17, 2020

Purdue University students developed a soy-based herbicide to win a soy innovation contest.

Innovation

Researchers Combine Cyber and Physical Monitoring to Boost Sustainable Crop Productivity

Iowa State UniversityJul 10, 2020

An Iowa State University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln research project is combining cyber and physical crop monitoring to sustainably boost productivity.

Innovation

U.S. Soy Shoes Donated To Frontline Workers

USB Staff WriterJul 8, 2020

Soy checkoff commends footwear company’s pledge to donate 10,000 pairs of soy-based sandals to health care workers amid COVID-19.

Innovation

Clemson Researchers Closer to Developing Heat-Tolerant Soybeans

USSEC Staff WriterJul 1, 2020

Clemson University research reached a milestone in developing heat-tolerant soybeans by identifying genetic markers related to heat stress response.

Innovation

Research Aims to Boost Soybean Quality

USSEC Staff WriterJun 24, 2020

A multi-state study led by Kansas State University investigated relationships between soybean quality, or protein concentration, and factors including yield, geography and more.

Continuous Improvement

Soy Innovation and Sustainability

Missouri Soybean AssociationJun 23, 2020

The Missouri Soybean Association and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council share research about genetic diversity in soybeans and the Center for Soy Innovation.

Innovation

USSEC CEO Emphasizes Importance of Sustainability During Keynote Address at the International Grains Conference

Paul Murphy-SpoonerJun 17, 2020

USSEC CEO Jim Sutter shared with virtual attendees why sustainability is fundamental for U.S. Soy farmers to maintain and meet the needs for a growing…

Innovation

Scientist Takes Bird’s Eye View of Soybean Genetics

University of ArkansasJun 10, 2020

A University of Arkansas study funded by the soy checkoff used aerial imaging from drones to identify soybean genetics related to fixing nitrogen to breed…

Cover Crops

Early Soybean Planting Supports Cover Crops

USSEC Staff WriterJun 5, 2020

An Illinois agronomist explained the link between planting soybeans early and establishing cover crops at an Illinois Soybean Association event that was summarized in and…

Innovation

Soy Innovation Challenge Seeks to Enhance Soy Value Chain Through Innovation and Technology

George HarperMay 28, 2020

In the existing soybean supply chain, U.S. soy farmers are principally price takers without transparent access to market signals originating from end users. Similarly, the…

Innovation

Nanotechnology Innovation Supports Sustainability 

Laura TempleApr 25, 2020

Nanotechnology applications in agriculture from Aqua-Yield provide an input delivery system that improves fertilizer, micronutrient and pesticide chemical efficacy. This innovation supports continuous improvement in…

Infrastructure

Why the Digital Divide Matters to All of Us, Right Now

Polly RuhlandApr 20, 2020

Even for the most fortunate of us, the past few weeks have been a period of dramatic disruption. Like many, I am adjusting to new…

Innovation

Arkansas Farmer Talks Sustainability and U.S. Soy

USSEC Staff WriterFeb 22, 2020

U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) chairman and United Soybean Board (USB) director Derek Haigwood, an Arkansas soybean farmer, talks about why sustainable agriculture is so…

Innovation

Innovation Supports Sustainability, Industry Leadership

The Delmarva FarmerFeb 3, 2020

U.S. soybean farmers adopt management practices that continuously improve sustainability for multiple reasons. An article in The Delmarva Farmer describes the unique path of one first-generation…

Innovation

What Are Soybeans Used For?

USB Staff WriterNov 28, 2019

Soy. It’s much more than a latte option, tofu or a U.S. export China levied a tariff on. Farmers grow soybeans throughout the United States.…

High Protein

Whether Plant or Animal, Protein Plays an Essential Role in Global Nutrition

Polly RuhlandOct 17, 2019

When it comes to protein choices, I’ve observed the conversation subtly erode from speaking to the benefits of all protein to focus on an alleged…

Innovation

Soy Solutions: Soybean Wax Has Exponential Potential

Lauren HouskaOct 8, 2019

Where there is inefficiency, there is opportunity. Three billion pounds of cardboard waste might just provide an important opportunity for U.S. soybean farmers. Iowa State…

Innovation

Just Keep Watching Us

USB Staff WriterSep 28, 2019

The U.S. soy industry has come a long way, and you can already find it in lots of places. But U.S. soybean growers and exporters…

Innovation

Southern Soybean Breeders Meet to Compare Notes, Collaborate

University of ArkansasSep 14, 2019

United Soybean Board (USB) vice president for sustainability strategy Tim Venverloh recently attended the annual Southern Soybean Breeders Tour to learn more about the research…

Family farms

The Modern Family Farm

Brandelyn TwellmanSep 14, 2019

The latest census of agriculture results show notable changes on the family farm, from more operators and more female operators to increased reliance on technology.…

Innovation

Broadband in Rural America: The Key to Improving Innovation, Sustainability for U.S. Soy Farmers and Their Customers

Lisa HumphreysSep 9, 2019

Technology has vastly improved the way U.S. soybean farmers work. Improving efficiency, accuracy, and technology has allowed for more precision and better quality all while…

Innovation

Fleets Find Performance and Sustainability Benefits with Biobased Grease

Soy BiobasedAug 14, 2019

A soy-biobased fifth-wheel grease is lubricating a Midwestern grocer’s fleet of 81 tractor-trailers and equipment in Washington D.C.’s water utility’s fleet, helping them both meet…

Innovation

Research Points to Reduced Fertilizer Needs for Soybeans

Rob HatchettAug 9, 2019

According to a press release from Purdue University, agronomists may have identified a process that may one day lead to higher-yielding soybean plants that are…

Innovation

Uses for U.S. Soy

USSEC Staff WriterJul 13, 2019

From poultry feed to cosmetics, U.S. soybeans are used for a wide variety of products and foods for both humans and animals throughout the world.…

Innovation

U.S. Soy Inside 100 Million Panels of Purebond Plywood

Kansas Soybean CommissionJul 11, 2019

A nature-inspired solution has achieved a major milestone. U.S. soybean farmers gathered alongside Salina cabinetry workers at Crestwood Inc. to celebrate the use of U.S.…

Innovation

Advancements in Satellite Imagery

USB Staff WriterJul 3, 2019

NASA’s new technology is a breakthrough for farmers and agriculturalists throughout the world. The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite, launched in 2015, produces high-definition…

Innovation

Planting Seeds for the Future: Soy Farming Innovation

American Soybean MagazineJun 19, 2019

As soy growers face challenging times, industry leaders are looking to innovation to keep U.S. soybean growers competitive and protect their ability to farm profitably.

Innovation

U.S. Farmer-Industry Partnership Focuses on High-Quality Soybeans

USSEC Staff WriterJun 12, 2019

The U.S. Soy industry values a variety of partnerships within the value chain. From sustainability partnerships to international partnerships and even non-food related partnerships, U.S.…

Innovation

Environmentally Friendly Soy Straws Win Indiana Soybean Alliance’s Annual New Uses Competition

Indiana Soybean AllianceApr 20, 2019

A soybean-based drinking straw earned top honors at this year’s Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition funded by the Indiana Soybean Checkoff. The contest encourages Purdue…

Innovation

Just Watch Us: U.S. Soy Innovation

USB Staff WriterFeb 15, 2019

Think soybeans are just good for food and animal feed? Think again. This video highlights numerous innovative uses for U.S. Soy, including fuel, paint, plastics,…

Innovation

Technology Helps U.S. Soy Farmers to be More Efficient and Sustainable

Cory AtkinsDec 24, 2018

Cory Atkins farms in Delaware on the eastern coast of the U.S. He employs a number of technologies including auto steer, swath control, row shutoff,…

Innovation

Agricultural Trends to Watch

Kelly BoswellDec 3, 2018

Agriculture is constantly evolving, giving U.S. soybean farmers innovative new tools with which to produce abundant, sustainable crops. Farm Journal's Sonja Begemann, seed and crop…

Innovation

Launch Viewers at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Stand on Soy-biobased Sustainability

Soy BiobasedNov 14, 2018

Hundreds of spectators at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida are looking up to the skies as they gather to marvel at rocket launches.…

Innovation

U.S. Soy Presents Message of Commitment to Americas Buyers

Kevin RoepkeOct 21, 2018

Regional feed industry thought leaders, executives, and government officials recently met in Cartagena, Colombia for the Americas region’s penultimate buyers’ conference of 2018. The event,…

Biotechnology

Digging Deep: Harnessing the Power of Soil Microbes for More Sustainable Farming

Julie ChaoAug 12, 2018

There’s a farm in Arkansas growing soybeans, corn, and rice that is aiming to be the most scientifically advanced farm in the world. Soil samples…

Innovation

Technology Gives Farmers Data to Grow More with Less

Jen Del CarmenMay 29, 2018

Stop and think about how technology has impacted modern farming and you likely think about innovations in equipment – combines that steer themselves or tractor…

Innovation

U.S. Soybean Oil Provides Increased Traction in Goodyear Tires

Jayne GodfreyMay 8, 2018

Did you know that soybean oil can be used for biodiesel fuel, and also in rubber for tires? In a partnership with the United Soybean…

Biotechnology

USSEC CEO, U.S. Soy Farmers, Talk Importance of Biotechnology During China Mission Trip

Rosalind LeeckMay 6, 2018

Representatives from U.S. soybean-farmer-led organizations joined their counterparts from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Canada to discuss the benefits of biotechnology with Chinese stakeholders during…

Innovation

Iowa Soybean Farm Serves as Prototype for Village Farms in China

Pascal KuipersMar 25, 2018

Rick Kimberley and wife Martha are the fifth generation on the Kimberley family farm. Son Grant, the sixth generation, not only contributes to U.S. Soy…

Innovation

U.S. Soybean Farmers Put Their Heads Together on Sustainability, Innovation at Commodity Classic

Jen Del CarmenMar 19, 2018

Although they’re not quite ready to fire up their planters, U.S. soybean farmers are maximizing their time during the late winter and early spring months.…

Innovation

Live From the Field: An Illinois Soybean Farmer Gives South American Buyers a Tour of Harvesting Equipment

Chris KrullFeb 18, 2018

Doug Winter, a U.S. soybean farmer from Mill Shoals, Illinois, recently spoke with a group of South American purchasers at the U.S. Soybean Oil Latin…

Innovation

From Field To Factory

Deb DuganJan 6, 2018

Demand For Sustainable Soybean Oil Keeps On Growing.     Is there soy in your family room? Your tractor? Your toolbox? Maybe even in your shampoo? You…

Innovation

Live from the Field: U.S. Soybean Farmer Gives South American Customers a First-Hand Glimpse of Sustainability

Nancy HallahanDec 28, 2017

U.S. soybean oil is a favorite commodity oil of many South American buyers. Last fall, many of them got a first-hand look at U.S. soy…