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2020 Ground Work: Soybean Harvest in Northeast Indiana

Tom GriffithsOct 26, 2020

Indiana soybean farmer Tom Griffiths shares a 2020 Ground Work update 2020 soybean harvest, seeding cover crops and more.

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2020 Ground Work: Illinois Soybean Harvest Rolling

Elliott UphoffOct 19, 2020

Illinois soybean farmer Elliott Uphoff shares a 2020 Ground Work update about soybean and corn harvest on his farm.

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2020 Ground Work: Soybean Harvest Running Smoothly in Ohio

Bill BaylissOct 15, 2020

Ohio soybean farmer Bill Bayliss shares a 2020 Ground Work update on soybean harvest, fertilizing fields and seeding cover crops.

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2020 Ground Work: Harvesting Below-Average Yields in Iowa

Lindsay GreinerOct 14, 2020

Iowa soybean farmer Lindsay Greiner shares a 2020 Ground Work update on soybean and corn harvest with below-average yields and raising pigs.

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2020 Ground Work: Weather Slows Delaware Harvest

Cory AtkinsOct 9, 2020

Delaware soybean farmer Cory Atkins shares a 2020 Ground Work update on a slow soybean, corn and lima bean harvest and his ability to plant…

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2020 Ground Work: Minnesota Soybean Harvest

Jamie BeyerOct 5, 2020

Minnesota soybean farmer Jamie Beyer shares a 2020 Ground Work update about soybean and sugarbeet harvest on their farm.

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2020 Ground Work: Arkansas Harvest Begins

Brad DoyleOct 2, 2020

Arkansas soybean farmer Brad Doyle shares a 2020 Ground Work update on harvest preparations and beginnings for his farm and Eagle Seed Company.

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2020 Ground Work: Getting Ready for Harvest – and a Wedding – in Indiana

Tom GriffithsSep 24, 2020

Indiana soybean farmer Tom Griffiths shares a 2020 Ground Work update on crop progress in dry weather conditions and harvest preparations on his farm.

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2020 Ground Work: Harvest Preparation in Minnesota

Jamie BeyerSep 22, 2020

Minnesota soybean farmer Jamie Beyer shares a 2020 Ground Work update about how harvest is starting to get underway on their farm.

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2020 Ground Work: Will Rain Save Ohio Grain?

Bill BaylissSep 21, 2020

Ohio soybean farmer Bill Bayliss shares a 2020 Ground Work update on a major rain and its late-season impact on crop yield and cover crop…

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2020 Ground Work: Time to Begin Illinois Harvest

Elliott UphoffSep 16, 2020

Illinois soybean farmer Elliott Uphoff shares a 2020 Ground Work update about the beginning of corn harvest and expectations for soybean harvest on his farm.

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2020 Ground Work: Harvest Just Starting in Delaware

Cory AtkinsSep 11, 2020

Delaware soybean farmer Cory Atkins shares a 2020 Ground Work update on soybean, corn and lima bean harvest just getting underway in early September.

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2020 Ground Work: Iowa Harvest Getting Underway

Lindsay GreinerSep 10, 2020

Iowa soybean farmer Lindsay Greiner shares a 2020 Ground Work update on soybean and corn drought stress, starting harvest and raising pigs.

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2020 Ground Work: Tropical Storm Season in Arkansas

Brad DoyleSep 9, 2020

Arkansas soybean farmer Brad Doyle shares a 2020 Ground Work update on how tropical storms are impacting his farm and soybean plant breeding for Eagle…

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2020 Ground Work: Working on Summer Projects while Indiana Crops Grow

Tom GriffithsAug 26, 2020

Indiana soybean farmer Tom Griffiths shares a 2020 Ground Work update on crop progress in dry weather conditions, the value of no-till, and continuous improvement…

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2020 Ground Work: Rain Makes Grain

Bill BaylissAug 24, 2020

Ohio soybean farmer Bill Bayliss shares a 2020 Ground Work update on timely rains for his farm and participation in the ProFarmer Crop Tour.

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2020 Ground Work: Soybeans Starting to Fill Pods in Illinois

Elliott UphoffAug 21, 2020

Illinois soybean farmer Elliott Uphoff shares a 2020 Ground Work update about soybean and corn growth, and fungicide and insecticide applications on his farm.

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2020 Ground Work: Iowa Crops Need Rain

Lindsay GreinerAug 18, 2020

Iowa soybean farmer Lindsay Greiner shares a 2020 Ground Work update on soybean and corn crop progress, the need for rain, drought stress and raising…

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2020 Ground Work: Delaware Crops Manage Heat, Hurricane

Cory AtkinsAug 17, 2020

Delaware soybean farmer Cory Atkins shares a 2020 Ground Work update on soybean, corn and lima bean progress with irrigation and a hurricane.

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2020 Ground Work: Recovering from a Minnesota Hail Storm

Jamie BeyerAug 14, 2020

Minnesota soybean farmer Jamie Beyer shares a 2020 Ground Work update about how the farm is recovering from a hailstorm and managing insect and disease…

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2020 Ground Work: Soybean Breeding in Arkansas

Brad DoyleAug 7, 2020

Arkansas soybean farmer Brad Doyle shares a 2020 Ground Work update on soybean plant breeding and irrigation for his farm and Eagle Seed Company.

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2020 Ground Work: Dry Weather Shows Value of No-Till in Indiana

Tom GriffithsJul 31, 2020

Indiana soybean farmer Tom Griffiths shares a 2020 Ground Work update on crop progress in dry weather conditions, the value of no-till, and continuous improvement…

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2020 Ground Work: Improving Soybean Yield and Quality in Illinois

Elliott UphoffJul 27, 2020

Illinois soybean farmer Elliott Uphoff shares a 2020 Ground Work update about soybean growth, crop challenges and fungicide applications on his farm.

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2020 Ground Work: Waiting for Rain in Ohio

Bill BaylissJul 24, 2020

Ohio soybean farmer Bill Bayliss shares a 2020 Ground Work update on dry conditions and tile repair on his farm.

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2020 Ground Work: Iowa Soybeans Thrive in the Heart of Summer

Lindsay GreinerJul 20, 2020

Iowa soybean farmer Lindsay Greiner shares a 2020 Ground Work update on crop growth, protecting soil, water and crop quality and raising pigs.

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2020 Ground Work: Crops Progress in Hot, Dry Delaware Conditions

Cory AtkinsJul 16, 2020

Delaware soybean farmer Cory Atkins shares a 2020 Ground Work update on soybean and corn progress, double crop soybeans and managing lima beans on his…

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2020 Ground Work: Good Growing Conditions in Arkansas

Brad DoyleJul 9, 2020

Arkansas soybean farmer Brad Doyle shares a 2020 Ground Work update on planting, weed control and water management for his farm and Eagle Seed Company.

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2020 Ground Work: Good Weather Makes All the Difference in Indiana

Tom GriffithsJul 7, 2020

Indiana soybean farmer Tom Griffiths shares a 2020 Ground Work update on fieldwork progress on his farm, focusing on taking advantage of dramatically improved weather…

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2020 Ground Work: Managing Weeds and Winds in Minnesota

Jamie BeyerJul 3, 2020

Minnesota soybean farmer Jamie Beyer shares a 2020 Ground Work update, focusing on weed control during unusually windy weather.

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2020 Ground Work: Getting it Done in Ohio

Bill BaylissJun 29, 2020

Ohio soybean farmer Bill Bayliss shares a 2020 Ground Work update on planting, fertilizing and weed control progress on his farm.

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2020 Ground Work: Excellent Growing Conditions in Illinois

Elliott UphoffJun 26, 2020

Illinois soybean farmer Elliott Uphoff shares a 2020 Ground Work update wrapping up soybean planting and controlling weeds with excellent growing conditions on his farm.

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2020 Ground Work: Weather Determining Work in Delaware

Cory AtkinsJun 22, 2020

Delaware soybean farmer Cory Atkins shares a 2020 Ground Work update on harvesting small grains, double cropping soybeans and managing corn, soybeans and vegetables on…

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2020 Ground Work: Controlling Weeds in Iowa

Lindsay GreinerJun 19, 2020

Iowa soybean farmer Lindsay Greiner shares a 2020 Ground Work update on weed control and managing pigs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2020 Ground Work: Planting and Weed Control in Arkansas

Brad DoyleJun 12, 2020

Arkansas soybean farmer Brad Doyle shares a 2020 Ground Work update on planting and weed control for his farm and Eagles Seed Company.

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2020 Ground Work: Gradual Start to Growing Season in Minnesota

Jamie BeyerJun 8, 2020

Minnesota soybean farmer Jamie Beyer shares a 2020 Ground Work update, focusing on crop scouting, haylage, water quality projects and honeybees.

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2020 Ground Work: Planting Progress Hampered in Indiana

Tom GriffithsJun 7, 2020

Indiana soybean farmer Tom Griffiths shares a 2020 Ground Work update on planting progress on his farm, focusing on adapting to challenging weather conditions.

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2020 Ground Work: Working and Waiting in Ohio

Bill BaylissJun 1, 2020

As of late May, we have about one-third of our corn and soybean fields planted. Our winter wheat continues to look really good. That’s great…

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2020 Ground Work: Illinois Rain Delays

Elliott UphoffMay 28, 2020

Illinois soybean farmer Elliott Uphoff shares a 2020 Ground Work update about long rain delays while planting soybeans on his farm.

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2020 Ground Work: Ongoing Planting in Delaware

Cory AtkinsMay 22, 2020

Delaware soybean farmer Cory Atkins shares a 2020 Ground Work update on planting soybeans, corn and vegetables and managing cover crops on his farm.

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2020 Ground Work: Crops Emerging in Iowa

Lindsay GreinerMay 21, 2020

Iowa soybean farmer Lindsay Greiner shares a 2020 Ground Work update on emerging corn and soybeans and controlling weeds on his farm, as well as…

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2020 Ground Work: Soil and Water Management in Arkansas

Brad DoyleMay 16, 2020

Arkansas soybean farmer Brad Doyle shares a 2020 Ground Work update on planting for his farm and Eagles Seed Company, including soil and water management.

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2020 Ground Work: Adapting to Planting and Market Conditions in Indiana

Tom GriffithsMay 14, 2020

Indiana soybean farmer Tom Griffiths shares a 2020 Ground Work update planting and markets on his farm, focusing on the local hay market and constant…

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2020 Ground Work: (Almost) Starting to Plant in Ohio

Bill BaylissMay 9, 2020

Ohio soybean farmer, Bill Bayliss, shares a 2020 Ground Work update on planting preparation for his farm focusing on planting new, high-protein food-grade soybeans and…

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2020 Ground Work: Planting Progress in Minnesota

Jamie BeyerMay 8, 2020

Minnesota soybean farmer, Jamie Beyer, shares a 2020 Ground Work update on planting on her farm, focusing on crop planting details and a controlled drainage…

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2020 Ground Work: Planting Soybeans in Illinois

Elliott UphoffApr 30, 2020

Illinois soybean farmer Elliott Uphoff shares a 2020 Ground Work update about planting soybeans and controlling weeds on his farm, as well as the economics…

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2020 Ground Work: Starting to Plant in Delaware

Cory AtkinsApr 24, 2020

Delaware soybean farmer Cory Atkins shares a 2020 Ground Work update on planting soybeans and managing cover crops and winter crops on his farm.

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Ground Work: Planting and Soybean Breeding in Arkansas

Brad DoyleApr 18, 2020

For the past month, it has rained almost every third day in our area of Arkansas, in the south-central U.S. That has been just enough…

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2020 Ground Work: Managing Cover Crops in Ohio

Bill BaylissApr 17, 2020

Ohio soybean farmer Bill Bayliss shares a 2020 Ground Work update on planting preparation for his farm focusing on the decision about how to manage…

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2020 Ground Work: Spring Preparation in Minnesota

Jamie BeyerApr 13, 2020

Minnesota soybean farmer Jamie Beyer shares a 2020 Ground Work update on planting preparation on her farm, focusing on fertilizing, rolling fields and crop planting…

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2020 Ground Work: Waiting for Spring in Indiana

Tom GriffithsApr 9, 2020

Indiana soybean farmer Tom Griffiths shares a 2020 Ground Work update on waiting for field conditions to allow for planting on his farm, focusing on…

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2020 Ground Work: Hauling Grain and Getting Ready to Plant in Illinois

Elliott UphoffApr 3, 2020

When the calendar turns to April, we want to be ready to start planting as soon as field conditions allow in central Illinois, the heart…

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2020 Ground Work: Getting Ready to Plant in Iowa

Lindsay GreinerApr 2, 2020

Spring rains have been moving through Iowa, in the center of the U.S. Midwest. So we have been in our shop getting our equipment ready…

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2020 Ground Work: Fertilizing and Seed Delivery

Cory AtkinsMar 27, 2020

March has been relatively warm and dry in our area, on the U.S. east coast. If the weather holds, planting will start sooner rather than…

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2020 Ground Work: Meet Bill Bayliss

USSEC Staff WriterMar 25, 2020

Throughout the 2020 growing season, USSOY.org will provide regular Ground Work updates from several U.S. soybean farmers around the country. Learn about their farms and…

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2020 Ground Work: Planting Preparation in Arkansas

Brad DoyleMar 20, 2020

March has been relatively dry in our area of Arkansas, in the south-central U.S., so we’ve already gotten started on some fieldwork before planting. We’re…

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2020 Ground Work: Meet Lindsay Greiner

USSEC Staff WriterMar 9, 2020

Throughout the 2020 growing season, USSOY.org will provide regular Ground Work updates from several U.S. soybean farmers around the country. Learn about their farms and…

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2020 Ground Work: Meet Jamie Beyer

USSEC Staff WriterFeb 10, 2020

Throughout the 2020 growing season, USSOY.org will provide regular Ground Work updates from several U.S. soybean farmers around the country. Learn about their farms and commitment to…

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Harvesting U.S. Soy in North Dakota

CommonGround North DakotaFeb 2, 2020

Hayden Morken, son of North Dakota Soybean Council chairman Joe Morken, explains the soybean harvesting process. Watch as Hayden talks about essential farm equipment and…

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Sustainability & Soybean Farming

USB Staff WriterOct 22, 2019

United Soybean Board (USB) chairman and Kentucky farmer Keith Tapp says that for U.S. soy farmers, sustainability means looking at new techniques, new uses, and…

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Plant Breeders Discuss Innovation in Plant Breeding

National Corn Growers AssociationOct 6, 2019

In a newly released video, CommonGround Iowa volunteer Sara Ross shares her perspective on plant breeding innovation with the help of a fellow mom —…

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TWO CAREERS, ONE PASSION

Jo Anne GrammondAug 28, 2019

Dual careers give some soybean farmers the best of both worlds Each new generation of farmers inevitably comes to a point when they must decide…

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U.S. Soy Growers’ Anthem

Lisa HumphreysAug 19, 2019

U.S. soy growers are business owners, scientists, weather forecasters, parents, engineers, community leaders, technologists, economists, and mechanics, to name just a few roles. Farmers rely…

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How Ag Technology Attracts International Buyers of U.S. Soy

Doug WinterJun 6, 2019

Executive Summary Understanding ag technology’s significance in the sustainability of U.S. Soy may lead international customers to continue buying our products. On my southern Illinois…

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Going to Work

Lisa HumphreysFeb 1, 2019

Each day, as U.S. Soy farmers head to work, they’re keeping their customers and partnerships in mind. Take a look at the day of a U.S.…

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Healthy Soil Delivers More Nutrition to U.S. Farmers and their Customers

Randall HymanDec 22, 2018

Mitchell Hora digs soil, especially if it’s in a soybean field and full of worms. Armed with a shovel, iPad and college degree, he represents…

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A Servant of the Land: U.S. Soy Farmer Relies on Work Ethic, Integrity, Character and Drive to Keep Moving Forward

Randall HymanDec 14, 2018

Janet Reeder Gillen wades through a sea of soybeans on a late afternoon in September, and I follow in her wake, laden with cameras. It…

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Generation Z: A New Era of Farming in the U.S.

Steve KozelDec 10, 2018

What Should International Customers Expect from the Next Generation of Farmers? Each generation enters the workforce bringing new perspectives and processes. As new technologies and…

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Coming Of Age On A U.S. Soy Century Farm

Randall HymanDec 9, 2018

A visit to the Corzatt farm in west central Illinois is a perfect introduction to the typical mid-sized, Midwestern family farm in the United States.…

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U.S. Soy Grower’s Family Delights in International Collaboration

Jen Del CarmenNov 22, 2018

As a third generation U.S. soybean grower, South Dakota farmer Lewis Bainbridge knows a thing or two about his farm family’s legacy. And as the…

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“Our Family is Helping to Nourish Families around the World”

Lisa HumphreysOct 28, 2018

During visits to U.S. Soy farms, Chinese buyers and U.S. growers make human connections. Building these personal relationships helps to enhance buyers' confidence in U.S.…

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Peterson Farm Bros Shake Things Up at U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange

Eric GibsonOct 12, 2018

The recent U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange and Midwest Specialty Grains Conference & Tradeshow event in Kansas City, Missouri saw a diverse group of soy…

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U.S. Farmers Can Now Put Soil Moisture Technology in Action

Jamie BeyerSep 11, 2018

U.S. farmers have long embraced opportunities to improve their crop and their land through on-farm technology, whether through irrigation, biotechnology, or drones. A new on-farm…

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Soy Sale: Farmers Work To Market Crop At Premier Soybean Event

Matthew WildeSep 6, 2018

Farmers and trade experts believe you sell nearly 4.6 billion bushels of soybeans one deal and handshake at a time. There’s no better place to…

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Sustainability Trendsetter: Tennessee Farmer Works Many Angles

American Soybean MagazineJul 27, 2018

David Womack has spent his career as a cutting-edge soybean farmer and industry leader. While the Shelbyville, Tenn. producer has retired from row crop production,…

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Family Business Focuses on Conventional Markets

Dan LemkeJul 26, 2018

Family Business Focuses on Conventional Markets:  As a trained musician, Andrew Moore knows the importance of making diverse features work together in harmony. For more…

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This is Planting

Meagan KaiserJul 19, 2018

It all starts with planting. At every U.S. Soy farm, that means beginning with the right seed and the right soil under the right conditions.…

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Soil Stewardship

Jason JenkinsJul 16, 2018

The clock on the dash of Ryan Britt’s pickup reads only 11:30 a.m., but it’s time for lunch. “Can’t be late on rib day,” Britt…

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The Next Generation of Farmer Leaders

Samantha TurnerJul 14, 2018

“It is easy to be consumed by the operation, and miss the opportunity to learn about the industry through influential agricultural organizations,” says Curtis Delgman,…

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Update from the Field

Derek HaigwoodJul 12, 2018

USSEC Chairman Gives Updates Throughout the Season, Part Two: Management Derek farms soybeans, rice, corn, cotton, grain sorghum and wheat with his wife, Shannon on…

Marketplace

Data, Precision Help Align Planet and Profit

Meagan KaiserDec 7, 2019

How research and data can help meet end-user demand and provide a marketing edge Sustainability on our farm is a year-round focus that begins with…

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This Living Dirt is My Family’s Legacy

Jamie BeyerMay 18, 2018

Farmers are Environmentalists, says U.S. Soybean Farmer Way before sustainability became a buzzword, my husband Rodd’s family knew that taking care of their farm’s soil,…

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New USSEC Chairman Wants International Buyers to Know About U.S. Soybean Farmers’ Commitment to Sustainability

Derek HaigwoodApr 23, 2018

Derek Haigwood Embraces Legacy of Farming, Innovation and Sustainability Derek Haigwood, the U.S. Soybean Export Council’s (USSEC) new chairman, dreams of one day turning over…

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Immersed in Agriculture

Barb Baylor AndersonApr 12, 2018

Not a day goes by that Kate Lambert is not immersed in farm finances and many of the other critical aspects of agriculture. Kate and…

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U.S. Soybean Farmers – Partners in Sustainability

Chris KrullMar 12, 2018

Doug Winter, a U.S. soybean farmer from Illinois, talks about his commitment to being a reliable, sustainable farmer to Latin American customers like those he…

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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…

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U.S. Soybean Farmers Keep Busy during the Winter Season

Jen Del CarmenJan 25, 2018

Wisconsin soybean farmer Nancy Kavazanjian says that U.S farmers keep plenty busy during the winter season with meetings that focus on talking about and learning…

Academics

It’s All In The Details

USSEC Staff WriterDec 10, 2017

  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is world-renowned for its graduates and their innovative contributions to the engineering, science and business fields. And now,…

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Sustainability Meets Modern Technology in South Dakota Farm Fields

Nancy HallahanNov 15, 2017

Fourth-generation South Dakota soybean farmer David Iverson shares how he blends sustainable production practices and modern technology to be a good steward of the land.…

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Family Farming – The Ultimate Sustainability

Nancy HallahanOct 26, 2017

Derek Haigwood, Arkansas soybean farmer, United Soybean Board director and vice-chair of the U.S. Soybean Export Council, highlights the benefits of family farming and shares…

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Filters for Our Coffee, Our Crops and Our Water

Carla SchultzOct 24, 2017

Mornings around our farm house can be a whirlwind of activity trying to get breakfast served and four kids ready and out the door. When…

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Gearing Up for Harvest

Quint PottingerOct 19, 2017

We’re nearly ready to begin harvesting our soybeans. I know every farmer is just as busy in the fall as I am, and we are…

Conservation Tillage

Conservation Tillage Improves Sustainability, Crop Performance

Diane KarrOct 18, 2017

Like any business owner or manager, we face a constant challenge of meeting the needs of today while building our farm for the future. When…

Cover Crops

A View From the Farm: Uncovering the Benefits of Cover Crops

Carla SchultzOct 12, 2017

Just like any business, my husband and I know we need to continue to learn and try new things to grow and build our farm…

Cover Crops

Sustainable Farming: Learning to Grow More With Less

Carla SchultzOct 6, 2017

As parents, we want the best for our kids. We want our children to have access to great schools and teachers and to have a…

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Precision Agriculture: Finding the Right Recipe for Sustainable Farming

Diane KarrOct 4, 2017

  Raising four boys on the farm means a lot of groceries and a lot of hungry kids to feed. Just as I carefully measure…

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Sustainable Farming: Leaving Things Better Than We Found Them

Diane KarrSep 28, 2017

Growing up, we were taught to leave things in better condition than we found them. This philosophy applies to everything on the farm – whether…

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Thinking Ahead to Harvest

Lauren BieglerSep 25, 2017

The days are getting shorter, the nights a bit cooler as every day passes here in Minnesota. When the days get shorter, the beans start…

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Keeping Our Soil Healthy With Cover Crops

Greg GrevingSep 14, 2017

Greg Greving farms with his two sons, Jeremy and Shane, near Chapman, Nebraska. They raise soybeans, corn, seed corn and wheat.   [gallery ids="2290,2289,2292,2291"]

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U.S. Soy Used in Waters Worldwide

USSEC Staff WriterSep 8, 2017

Mike Beard never thought his Indiana soybeans would be used for feeding tilapia or shrimp on the other side of the globe. But with more…

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Farmers Prioritize Talking Sustainability to U.S. Soy Customers

Jen Del CarmenAug 31, 2017

U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and United Soybean Board (USB) director Doug Winter knows a lot about innovation in his field. But next week, he’ll…

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The Soybeans are Flat Growing

Quint PottingerAug 25, 2017

Quint Pottinger, Affinity Farms, New Haven, Kentucky talks about weather, cover crops, and how this year's harvest is coming along.

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Greving Farms, Chapman, Nebraska

Greg GrevingAug 25, 2017

See how technology and precision farming techniques enable U.S. soy farmers achieve greater efficiency.

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Hartke Farms, Teutopolis, Illinois

USSEC Staff WriterJul 24, 2017

Included among the 1,547 people who live in tiny Teutopolis, Illinois, are farmer David Hartke, his wife, Korrine, and their four children. Not included in…

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Biegler Farms, Lake Wilson, Minnesota

Lauren BieglerJul 10, 2017

Last post, we had just finished planting soybeans. After planting, we love to see a little moisture and some heat to help with emergence and…

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GROUND WORK – Planting Season is Over in Kentucky

Quint PottingerJun 26, 2017

We finally got to our last field today. We began planting corn on May 15 and then started soybeans on May 21. It’s seemed like…

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GMOs: Helping Us Produce More With Less

Lindsey HendricksJun 23, 2017

So much of my job as a mom of two is figuring out how to do more with less. Use coupons to buy more groceries…

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Sustainable Since 1866

Nancy KavazanjianJun 20, 2017

[caption id="attachment_1984" align="alignnone" width="766"] Pictured above is USFRA Chairwoman Nancy Kavazanjian who farms in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Nancy is sitting on Hammer and Kavazanjian Farms’…

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Multiple Planting Options to Meet Our Sustainability Goal

Lauren BieglerJun 16, 2017

June 16, 2017 May continued to provide weather challenges for planting. It was so wet and cold at points, we had to halt planting for…

Cover Crops

As Unique as a Thumbprint

Sarah WilsonMay 19, 2017

Farmers are committed to growing a safe, abundant and sustainable food supply. We all care for the land from which we make our livelihood, but…

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97: The Percentage of U.S. Farms that Are Family-Owned

Dana DagmanMay 18, 2017

“Corporate farms” and “factory farms” are labels many people give to farms using modern equipment and technology. Following that definition then, you might think “family…

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GROUND WORK – Spring in Kentucky

Quint PottingerMay 16, 2017

As in much of the U.S., it’s been a wet spring here in New Haven, Kentucky. In the meantime, I’m getting a lot of non-urgent…

Cover Crops

The Crops I Plant but Don’t Harvest … and how they protect the land and water

Lauren BieglerMay 12, 2017

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so I think the photo you see above explains why I plant cover crops better than I…

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GROUND WORK – Snow Puts Planting on Hold

Lauren BieglerMay 11, 2017

It may look like a holiday card – but this is a view of our backyard on May 1. Elsewhere in the U.S., farmers have…

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Mark Jackson: A personal story about farming and the future of agriculture

USSEC Staff WriterMay 2, 2017

In 1890, Mark Jackson’s great-great-great-grandfather bought a plot of land in southern Iowa. Five generations later, Mark is still farming that same land but using…

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GROUND WORK – Preplanting

Lauren BieglerApr 28, 2017

Weather in southwest Minnesota has been less than ideal so far. Mother Nature has kept us out of the field, and we are waiting for…

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Switch It Up: 4 Ways Crop Rotation Helps Our Farm Be Sustainable

Kyla HamiltonApr 25, 2017

If you ever find yourself in a rut, it always seems helpful to switch up your routine. Take a different route to work. Listen to…

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Soil…As Valuable as Diamonds?

Katie HegerApr 12, 2017

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. The bigger and sparklier the gem, the more it draws attention. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t…

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Derek Haigwood, Testimonial

Derek HaigwoodFeb 16, 2017

USSEC and United Soybean Board director Derek Haigwood of Newport, Arkansas, talks about the importance of being a good steward of the land.  

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RON MOORE, Testimonial

Ron MooreFeb 16, 2017

Ron Moore, an ASA director and former USSEC director from Roseville, Illinois, talks about his deep roots in agriculture.

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Harvest is just around the corner

Quint PottingerSep 30, 2016

Harvest is just around the corner at Affinity Farms in New Haven, Kentucky. In mid-September, Quint Pottinger said they’re still getting a lot of hot…

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Weather has been hot and wet

April HemmesAug 22, 2016

August 22, 2016 Weather has been hot and wet, which is a bad combination for beans in Iowa.  Sudden death syndrome (SDS) has started to…

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Weather is always a challenge here, and it has remained hot

Lisa HumphreysAug 19, 2016

About Woody Green: Woody Green is a United Soybean Board director from Lynchburg, South Carolina. His wife, Diane, is a schoolteacher and they have three…

Harvest

Growing season Timeline: Miller Farm, Belden, Nebraska

Jim MillerFeb 1, 2016

Jim Miller - Belden, Nebraska November 30, 2015 Over the past couple of weeks, we have been trying to finish up our fall field work before…

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Growing Season Timeline: Moore Farm, Roseville, Illinois

Ron MooreFeb 1, 2016

Ron Moore - Roseville, Illinois December 7, 2015 This week, we are doing some repair work on the grain table for next year’s harvest. We’re…

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growing season timeline: Godwin Farm, Pelham, Georgia

Walter GodwinFeb 1, 2016

Walter Godwin - Pelham, Georgia December 20, 2015 I received my Crop Quality Survey results from the University of Minnesota, and they were about in…

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Growing season timeline: Burrier Farm, Union Bridge, Maryland

Belinda BurrierFeb 1, 2016

Belinda Burrier - Union Bridge, Maryland December 7, 2015 I have been busy traveling the last couple of weeks. Last week, I was at the Executive…

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Stillman Farm, Emmetsburg, Iowa

Jim StillmanFeb 1, 2016

Jim Stillman - Emmetsburg, Iowa December 21, 2015 While we’re mostly finished with everything we wanted to take care of in the fields, we’re still hoping…

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Growing Season Timeline: Haigwood Farm, Newport, Arkansas

Derek HaigwoodFeb 1, 2016

Derek Haigwood - Newport, Arkansas December 18, 2015 This time of year, some of the organizations I’m involved in (United Soybean Board, U.S. Soybean Export Council)…

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Iowa Farm Family Sustains Operation Over 100 Years

USSEC Staff WriterNov 3, 2015

As this year’s soybean harvest draws to a close, one farm family is looking back on the last 100 years to plan for the next…

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Introducing our 2015 Ground Work featured farmers

USSEC Staff WriterMay 5, 2015

Once again, USSOY.org will be sharing first hand accounts from the fields as we follow six featured U.S. soy farmers for the duration of the growing…

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This is Harvest

USSEC Staff WriterJan 19, 2015

Harvesting a Crop That’s Sustainable for the World, Future Generations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ0JzlktdKM Hartke Swine Center, Inc., is a family farm located in Teutopolis, Illinois, right in…

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Yields were record-high in certain parts of the state

Kevin ScottDec 10, 2014

Overall, the state of South Dakota had good soybean yields this year—some were actually record-high in certain parts of the state. But the yields in…

Our Farms

Finished this year with above average yields

Jimmy SneedDec 9, 2014

We finished harvest this year with above average yields, as expected. The state of Mississippi actually has historically high yield averages. Everything on our farm…

Our Farms

Our harvest went really well

John HeisdorfferDec 8, 2014

Now, that harvest is over, we’ve been cutting a little brush and working on taxes and getting things ready for the meeting season. Our harvest…

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Harvest was a little challenging this year

Dwain FordDec 1, 2014

Harvest was a little challenging this year because it started raining once harvest began. With the large crop we had this year, the elevator had…

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Catching Up on Paperwork

Richard WilkinsDec 1, 2014

Although I’m catching up on paperwork this week, the men on the farm are weaning, vaccinating and worming calves. We’ve also been working in the…

Our Farms

The best soybean yields that we’ve ever had

Annie DeeNov 25, 2014

Harvest went great for us this year. We had the best corn and soybean yields that we’ve ever had. The prices were down a bit,…

Family farms

Diversifying for the Future: A Musser Family Tradition

USSEC Staff WriterOct 29, 2014

M&R Grains Inc. - Mount Joy, PA In the small southeastern Pennsylvania town of Mount Joy, members of the Musser family have cared for their piece…

Harvest

Sustainability—A Generational Farm’s Purpose

USSEC Staff WriterOct 21, 2014

Bainbridge Farm Ethan, South Dakota When it comes to sustainability, most U.S. farmers are doing everything they can to maintain the land, resources and fertility…

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Family Tree Sprouts Sustainable Farming Tradition

USSEC Staff WriterOct 14, 2014

Christensen Family Farm Audubon, Iowa When farming has been the roots of a family tree for nearly 100 years in Iowa, it’s probably safe to…

Our Farms

70 Years and Still Going Strong

USSEC Staff WriterSep 23, 2014

In 1944, World War II was dominating the news, Casablanca was winning the Academy Award for the best picture and a man named Perry Murphy…

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Saving the Soil for the Future

Lisa HumphreysJul 1, 2014

If you walk through the fields on Laura and Bill Foell’s corn and soybean farm in Iowa in the spring, you might notice seedlings poking…

Biotechnology

100+ Years of Change

USSEC Staff WriterJun 16, 2014

As farmers who’ve lived on and farmed the same property for over a hundred years, the Hayes family knows more than just a little bit…

Our Farms

Rain Slows Harvest

USSEC Staff WriterOct 23, 2013

This week Ron Kindred, a soybean farmer and chair of the Illinois Soybean Association Marketing Committee shared that while rain has slowed down his soybean…

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Snow Left Moist Start for Week

USSEC Staff WriterOct 23, 2013

This week Jared Hagert is still harvesting his soybean crop, with a little more than one thousand acres left to go. It’s been wet in…

Our Farms

High Yield Despite Rain

USSEC Staff WriterOct 15, 2013

This week USB farmer-leader Keith Kemp shared with us that it’s one of his best soybean yielding years. Currently he is finishing-up soybean harvest despite…

Our Farms

Corn Harvesting Week

USSEC Staff WriterOct 15, 2013

While the soybeans are not quite ready to come out of the fields on Bob Henry’s farm, corn harvest is underway this week. Bob reported…

Family farms

Making Sustainability A Family Affair

USSEC Staff WriterOct 14, 2013

Richard Jameson has made a home for himself on the cutting edge of sustainable farming. He’s always collecting data to make his operation more efficient,…

Our Farms

Preparing for Harvest

USSEC Staff WriterOct 10, 2013

This week we caught up with Randy Mann, a soybean farmer from Auburn, Ky. Mann says he has been busy harvesting corn, and he’s also…

Our Farms

All Soy Is Not Created Equal

USSEC Staff WriterOct 8, 2013

Like most farmers, Jennie Schmidt enjoys gazing over her fields, knowing the crops grown on her farm will contribute to America’s safe and abundant food…

Our Farms

Harvesting Soybeans

USSEC Staff WriterOct 7, 2013

This week Laura shared with us that her farm will begin harvesting their soybeans and that they will be a high-quality product. Q: What are…

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Farm Family Tracks Soybean Yield Growth Through Five Decades

USSEC Staff WriterOct 5, 2013

It’s not often that three generations agree on what the future holds, but that’s exactly what happened when the owners of Meyer Farms recently discussed…