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Cropping System Inventory Shows Increase in No-Till Acres on U.S. Soybean Farms

South Dakota SoybeanMay 30, 2020

South Dakota Soybean describes how farmers adapted to the wettest year on record with a significant increase in no-till acres.

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Reduced Soil Tilling Beneficial for both Soils and Yields

Stanford UniversityDec 15, 2019

No-till and reduced till is a key component of many U.S. soy farmers’ sustainability plans and now, a new Stanford University study demonstrates that just…

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Different Paths, Same Goal: Sustainability is Universal Priority For U.S. Soybean Farmers Nationwide

USB Staff WriterOct 18, 2019

What’s good for Iowa soybean farms may not be so great for Georgia soils. But one thing is certain: Farmers embrace the importance and value…

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The Faces of U.S. Soy Farming: No Till Farming

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing BoardAug 10, 2019

Having a consistent supply of high-quality, sustainably produced soybeans is vitally important to international soy buyers, and U.S. soy farmers are up to the challenge.…

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U.S. Soy Farmer: Sustainability is Leaving the Ground Better than How I Found It

Cory AtkinsDec 1, 2018

First generation farmer Cory Atkins says practicing no-till helps him to retain soil moisture, and topsoil and gives him improved soil structure and natural weed…

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U.S. Soy Farmer: No Till is the Heart of our Farming Business

Belinda BurrierNov 24, 2018

Linda Burrier’s Maryland family farm was an early no-till adaptor, beginning in the early 1970s and achieving 100% no till in 2002. This has helped…

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Sustainability by the Numbers: No-Till

Savannah SteinkeSep 5, 2018

No-till farming, or the practice of planting seeds into the previous season’s crop residue, is a small effort that makes a big impact on both…

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No-till Farming Plays Big Role in Illinois Soybean Farmer’s Soil Management Plan

Ron MooreAug 30, 2018

Like most U.S. soybean farmers, Ron Moore takes great care in managing his soil. No-till farming, or the practice of planting seeds into the previous…

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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…

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Melding Conservation and Profitability

Dan LemkeMar 23, 2018

Dallas, Wis., farmer Andy Bensend’s hand was forced. A casualty of the grim 1980s farm economy, Bensend filed bankruptcy in 1986. While difficult, the decision…

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Alabama Soybean Farmer Says Soil Health is the Key to Long-Term Production

Jen Del CarmenMar 20, 2018

Farmer Annie Dee is always thinking ahead. “With the world population expected to be nine to ten billion people by the year 2050, we need…

Cover Crops

Conservation and Wildlife are at the Heart of this Hartly, Delaware Operation

Pascal KuipersMar 14, 2018

Mike Brown was a forester working for the state of Delaware when he acquired this farm in 1994. At the time, Jim Thompson had already…

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Keeping it Simple

Dan LemkeMar 13, 2018

Jamestown, North Dakota, farmer Tony Wagner was already committed to farming in a sustainable way when he got an eye opener that cemented the importance…

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Sustainable U.S. Farming Practices by the Numbers

Pascal KuipersMar 2, 2018

Conservation and sustainable farming practices are practically as old as U.S. agriculture itself. Sustainability is, by its very definition, integral to the farmers who care…

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Showcasing U.S. Soy’s Sustainability

Pascal KuipersFeb 25, 2018

European journalists visit Illinois and Iowa soybean farms to see sustainable practices in action Europeans often hear about U.S. soybean farmers’ commitment to providing a…

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Working the Soil System

Dan LemkeFeb 21, 2018

North Dakota farmer Rocklin (Rocky) Bateman was at a crossroads. After farming conventionally for years, financial challenges in the 1990s put him and his family…

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Sustainability Practices Prove Their Worth

Jessica WhartonJan 26, 2018

Walton Farms has been operating on and around the same land in Iowa since 1835, spanning multiple generations and many different farming practices. When Walton…

Conservation Tillage

Farming is More than a Job – It’s a Way of Life for U.S. Soybean Growers

Lisa HumphreysJan 23, 2018

Sustainable practices help U.S. soybean farmers produce more soybeans on less land while reducing harmful emissions and soil erosion. These videos, narrated in English, Mandarin,…

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Soil Health a Win for U.S. Soybean Farmers and End-Users

Michelle RookJan 18, 2018

There is a renewed emphasis on soil health in agriculture through sustainable practices such as no-till farming and the planting of cover crops. [ Recorded…