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Wrap up your Soy Checkoff Investments for Those on your Holiday List

USB Staff WriterDec 23, 2020

As the holidays approach, the lists of wants and needs grow. With the help of the soy checkoff through checkoff-funded research efforts, you can add…

Quality

U.S. Soy: Collaboration is More Important than Ever

USFRA Staff WriterDec 14, 2020

United Soybean Board CEO and director Lynn Rohrscheib took part in a U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action (USFRA) Farm + Food + Facts podcast.…

Quality

Details Make the Difference: New Approach to Soybean Meal Looks at Bigger Picture

Karey ClaghornNov 20, 2020

A new approach to considering the true value of soybean meal takes into account all quality indicators that feed buyers should consider, including crude protein,…

Food

Versatility Helps Drive a Global Rise in Soyfoods Consumption

Linda FunkNov 4, 2020

The diverse product applications for soyfoods are in harmony with today’s global food and consumer lifestyle trends. As world cuisines converge with the rise of…

Quality

Farming Industry Rises to Top of U.S. Industry Ratings

USSEC Staff WriterSep 23, 2020

The U.S. agriculture and farming industry ranked No. 1 in the 2020 Gallup industry poll.

Protein

U.S. Soy: Using Quality and Consistency to Increase Protein Profits

Brandelyn TwellmanSep 18, 2020

A panel explored the concept of using the consistency of U.S. soy protein to increase profits at this year’s U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange &…

Quality

U.S. Soy Investments Benefit Farmers and Customers

American Soybean AssociationSep 15, 2020

The soy checkoff allows U.S. soybean farmers to invest in the long-term success of the soybean industry to benefit farmers and global customers.

High oleic

High Oleic Soybeans Deliver Oil without Trans Fats

American Soybean AssociationSep 8, 2020

High oleic soybeans were developed with support from the soy checkoff as an innovation that helps soybean farmers meet customer needs for zero transfats.

Quality

New soybean grain system promotes greater efficiency

Ohio's Country JournalSep 7, 2020

A new soybean handling system for an Ohio farmer demonstrates how U.S. soybean farmers protect crop quality before sending soybeans into the supply chain.

Buyers

1,000 Attendees from Nearly 70 Countries Convene Virtually for U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Specialty Grains Conference

Paul Murphy-SpoonerAug 28, 2020

To sustain and grow relationships between international customers and the U.S. soybean value chain, The U.S. Soybean Export Council and The Specialty Soya and Grains…

Food

For Global Soy Consumers, Protein Completeness Matters

Linda FunkAug 10, 2020

U.S.-grown soy is a good fit for emerging food and nutrition trends. With today’s interest in plant protein, soy also offers differentiating advantages that can…

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.

Amino Acids

Research Enhances Understanding of the Nutritional and Economic Differences in Soybean Meal from Different Origins

Paul Murphy-SpoonerJul 6, 2020

Meta-analysis compares commercial soybean meals produced from different countries, informing the U.S. soybean meal quality advantage and economic benefits. ST. LOUIS (July 6, 2020) –…

Amino Acids

U.S. Soybean Meal: Quality and Economic Benefits

Emily DustmanJul 2, 2020

A new meta-analytical study reinforces U.S. Soy’s reputation for being a global leader in quality and nutrient density. The summary of this study is below.…

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.

Family farms

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…

Exports

The U.S. Soy Industry is Open for Business

Jim SutterMar 30, 2020

As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to impact so many around the world, I can say with confidence that U.S. soy farmers, the U.S Soybean…

Quality

French Buyer Notes U.S. Soy’s Sustainability as Differentiator for European Market

USSEC Staff WriterNov 15, 2019

Nicolas Reverdy of DLG in France attended the 2019 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Specialty Soy Conference. He noted U.S. Soy’s quality and sustainability…

Quality

Indonesian Tempeh and Tofu Manufacturers Choose U.S. Soy

USSEC Staff WriterOct 29, 2019

As USSEC’s boots on the ground in Indonesia, Ibnu Edy Wiyono is proud to promote U.S. Soy’s quality and supply advantages to Indonesian tempeh and…

Quality

Heading Toward A Successful 2019 Soybean Harvest in the United States

Kim NillOct 24, 2019

By Kim Nill and David Kee Although 2019 has brought numerous challenges for U.S. soybean farmers and their customers, buyers can be assured that the…

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…

Quality

Philippine Feed Miller: U.S. Soy is Premium Quality

USSEC Staff WriterOct 16, 2019

Filipino buyer Edwin Mapanao, VP of the Philippine National Association of Feed Millers, Inc., learned about soy of different origins at the U.S. Soy Asia…

Quality

Lebanese Buyer Praises U.S. Soy’s Quality, Relationships

USSEC Staff WriterOct 13, 2019

Ammar Al Bardan, a Lebanese buyer with Sydao Sal, attended the 2019 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Specialty Grains Conference. He values U.S. Soy…

Food

Indian Tofu Manufacturers Find Quality in U.S. Soy

USSEC Staff WriterJun 23, 2019

Varinder Singh Bhatti manufacturers tofu in India, where very few soybeans are grown. He says his customers look for very specific qualities, and find them…

Amino Acids

Asia Subcontinent is a Growing Market for U.S. Soy

Jen Del CarmenJan 1, 2020

USSEC Deputy Regional Lead – Asia Subcontinent (ASC) Vijay Anand discusses the burgeoning U.S. soy market in his region. The five countries that comprise the…

Animal Feed

Asia Subcontinent Poultry and Aquaculture Buyers Choose U.S. Soy for Quality and Reliability

Vijay AnandJan 1, 2020

Young Indian Population Creates Growth Opportunity for U.S. Soy in Asia Subcontinent India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal collectively make up the geographic region…

Amino Acids

Poultry Nutritionist Trusts U.S. Soy Protein Quality

Craig CoonMay 2, 2019

Craig Coon, a poultry nutritionist at Arkansas University, says the U.S. Soy formula is just right for the chickens we eat. He says the genetics…

Quality

Bangladesh Buyer Praises U.S. Soy on Quality

Masum RejaMar 22, 2019

Bangladesh animal protein producer, Manzoor Elahi, emphasizes the importance of continuous communication between U.S. Soy buyers and suppliers. On his journey to the U.S. Global…

Quality

Capturing Value: An Importer’s Perspective of U.S. Soy

Soon Bin NeohMar 15, 2019

U.S. Soy Importer, Dr. Soon Bin Neoh, discusses the grading system for U.S. Soy.

Quality

Project Uses Soy Quality to Connect U.S. Soybean Farmers with Global Buyers

John OsthusMar 9, 2019

International soybean buyers want to buy the very best soybeans they can find. Fortunately, U.S. soybean farmers want to produce the very best soybean crops…

Quality

Seeing is Believing for Filipino Buyers

Gerald Jone UygonFeb 26, 2019

Every two years, Gerald Jone Uygon sends a group of importers from the Philippines to the U.S. to visit Midwestern soybean farms to witness planting…

Buyers

Selling the Benefits of U.S. Soy in Barcelona

Lisa HumphreysFeb 20, 2019

Five U.S. soybean farmers and 10 U.S. export representatives traveled to Barcelona to interact with nearly 250 soy buyers from around the world. The farmers…

Amino Acids

U.S. Soy Delivers Best Nutritional Bundle

USSEC Staff WriterJan 3, 2019

A comparative analysis of soybean meal reveals: U.S. Soy delivers the best nutritional bundle. Commercial samples were gathered over eight consecutive years from the world's largest…

Quality

Ohio Soybean Farmer Represents “Bread Basket of the World” In Southeast Asia

Bill BaylissDec 13, 2018

As an Ohio soybean farmer, Bill Bayliss knows that about 2/3 of his soybeans are exported. He's proud to farm in the Midwest - "the…

Amino Acids

Portuguese Perspective: U.S. Soy

Jose Romao LeitebrazNov 18, 2018

Jose Ramao Leitebraz runs a feed mill off the coast of Portugal, where delivery logistics can be challenging. He purchases U.S. soybean meal for its…

Production

Unique Indonesia Market is Setting for U.S. Soy Information Exchange Event

Chris RittgerNov 16, 2018

In 2017, the U.S. exported about 2.5 million tons of soybeans to Indonesia, primarily for human consumption. This makes the Southeast Asia national a very…

Quality

U.S. Soy Reliably Supplies High Quality and High Quantity Product

Ken IsleyOct 14, 2018

Ken Isley, U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator, says innovation, sustainability, reliability and exceptional composition help make U.S. Soy a top choice for…

Quality

Bangladeshi Customer Prefers U.S. Soy for Quality, Delivery Commitment

Masum RejaOct 11, 2018

Manzoor Elahi of Bangladesh’s Paragon Group recently visited U.S. Soy farms and processing and transportation facilities in Kansas. His company manufactures animal feed. He says…

Animal Feed

Who is U.S. Soy?

Karen PfautschSep 18, 2018

Soy is an important commodity. A source of protein, and oil, too. Most commonly an ingredient used in animal feed, salad dressing and thousands of…

Amino Acids

U.S. Soy Stands the Test of Time in Mexico

Nayeli VilanovaMay 21, 2018

Three generations of feed mill operators choose U.S. soybean meal for quality, reliability and logistics Manuel Morena is the third generation to run Provi feed…

Composition

How Different U.S. States are Working to Improve Soybean Quality

Jayne GodfreyMay 7, 2018

When buyers consider purchasing U.S. soybeans, it is important that they know that no matter where the product comes from in the country, it will…

Demand

U.S. Soy Advantage Builds Demand, Meets Customer Needs

USB Staff WriterApr 7, 2018

Shopping around to find the best bang for your buck is a common practice for customers of nearly all products. Consumers want to be assured…

Animal Feed

U.S. Soy Works with Animal Feed Manufacturers in Africa

Jen Del CarmenMar 28, 2018

Chris Slemp, ASA-WISHH Program Manager – Africa, talks about how the U.S. soy industry’s efforts in Africa are shifting from food programs to working with…

Market Access

U.S. Soy Industry has Worked for 35 Years to Build Chinese Market

Jen Del CarmenFeb 28, 2018

U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) Country Director – China Zhang Xiaoping talks about the history of the U.S. soy industry in China. Over the past…

Crushers

Nepalese Buyers Choose U.S. Soy for Quality and Logistics

Nancy HallahanFeb 5, 2018

Rajeev and Aparna Gupta tell why they purchase and crush U.S. soy and share why they traveled all the way from Nepal to attend the…

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,…

Demand

Another Record Year for U.S. Soybean Exports

USB Staff WriterJan 9, 2018

U.S. soybean farmers see $28 billion in exports Farmer investments in international markets produced strong results in the 2016/2017 marketing year. According to the U.S.…

Quality

CHRIS SEWARD, North American Sales Manager, Envirologix

Jen Del CarmenJan 3, 2018

Ensuring consistency and reliability via risk management tools is an important differentiator for the U.S. soy industry. Chris Seward highlights the U.S. grains and oilseeds…

Academics

Researcher Weighs in on Sustainability Certifications

Lisa HumphreysDec 10, 2017

U.S. sustainability expert Marty Matlock, a university scientist with two decades of sustainability experience, has a message for international customers of U.S. soybeans. “We want…

Animal Feed

Logistics, Exceptional Composition, and Reliability: Important Differentiators for U.S. Soy Customers

K. Elliott NowelsNov 25, 2017

A large U.S. soy customer in the Middle East says the exceptional composition and reliability of U.S. soybeans keep him coming back. Beginning as a…

Animal Feed

Measuring Beyond the Bushel: Knowing More About Your Soybeans Can Help You Capture More Value

Kelsey RuthmanNov 10, 2017

In 1960, Theodore Levitt, an American economist and professor, said that the railroad industry was failing “because those behind it assumed they were in the…

Aquaculture

USSEC Aquaculture Program Targets Hatchery Improvement in Southeast Asia

Kelly ColemanNov 8, 2017

“U.S. soy is reliably consistent and keeps feed quality stable. This is important for marine fish in particular, as they can very easily go off…

Aquaculture

USSEC Assists Feed Formulators in Collaboration for First Standardized Database for Aquaculture

Kelly ColemanOct 23, 2017

In order to increase aquaculture production to meet growing global demand, aquaculture feeds have become much more sustainable and scalable by replacing limited fishmeal and…

Quality

Nebraska Soybean Growers Rely on Overseas Markets

Jen Del CarmenOct 10, 2017

Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley says that agriculture is critical to his state and that finding buyers and markets overseas helps to grow Nebraska’s economy,…

Quality

You Want Quality When Buying U.S. Soybeans – USDA Ensures That’s Exactly What You Get

Chris KrullOct 5, 2017

Byron Reilly, director of Departmental Initiatives and International Affairs within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), helps oversee the quality and sanitary attributes of…

Production

Stringent Inspections Assure International Buyers of U.S. Soy’s Quality

Lisa HumphreysOct 5, 2017

Director, USDA Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) Office of Dept. Initiatives and International Affairs, Byron Reilly provides an overview on how the U.S.…

Animal Feed

Understanding Soybean Demand, Seeking Technology

K. Elliott NowelsSep 28, 2017

Rising Meat Consumption In Colombia Means More Feed Needed, But What About Quality? Understanding customer needs was a key part of a group of U.S.…

Family farms

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…

Quality

On the Future of U.S. Soy, Trade and Feeding the World: A USDA Perspective

USB Staff WriterSep 21, 2017

Jason Hafemeister is the acting deputy director for trade and foreign affairs with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the department tasked with providing leadership…

Family farms

Talking Turkey: A U.S Farmer’s Experience in Meeting His International Customers

USB Staff WriterSep 20, 2017

Jim Miller isn’t only the chairman of the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) – he’s also a Nebraska soybean farmer. As the chairman of an…

End Users

10 Facts about U.S. Sustainable Agriculture

U.S. Sustainability AllianceSep 12, 2017

The United States has been practicing conservation and sustainability long before they became the issues they are today. Here are 10 facts about U.S. sustainable…

Buyers

The Importance of Long-term Partnerships with Overseas Customers: An Industry Perspective

USSEC Staff WriterSep 8, 2017

Lucas Blaustein wasn’t raised on a farm, and he speaks Mandarin Chinese. As an export trader for containerized commodities at Consolidated Grain and Barge (CGB),…

Elevators

Redefining U.S. Soy Value Throughout the Industry

Dan CorcoranSep 1, 2017

The promise of each growing season begins with a seed. As we plant each seed, we’re focused on getting it off to a strong start.…

Buyers

You Want Quality When Buying U.S. Soybeans – USDA Ensures That’s Exactly What You Get

Chris KrullAug 29, 2017

Byron Reilly, director of Departmental Initiatives and International Affairs within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), helps oversee the quality and sanitary attributes of…

Animal Feed

Emerging Uses, Markets Keep U.S. Soybean Industry Competitive

Jordan BrightAug 15, 2017

As farmers are always on look-out for the most efficient ways to grow and use their soybeans to meet end-user needs, while maximizing profit opportunities…

Food

FDA Authorizes Qualified Health Claim for Soy Oil

Lisa HumphreysAug 1, 2017

New claim adds advantage for U.S. soybean farmers with food industry Soybean oil can be part of a healthy diet. Now soybean farmers – and…

Demand

Expansion in Soy Acres Drives Checkoff Investments

USB Staff WriterJul 25, 2017

The U.S. soybean industry is turning a corner. This year, soy acres closed in on corn acres, narrowing the gap between the two crops. At…

Buyers

Chinese Buyers Sign Contracts for More Than $5 Billion of U.S. Soy

Lisa HumphreysJul 13, 2017

A trade delegation from China made significant purchasing agreements on July 13, signing contracts for 460 million bushels of U.S. Soy worth more than $5…

Marketplace

SETH MEYER, 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Speaker

Jen Del CarmenMay 26, 2017

Dr. Seth Meyer, Chairman of the World Agriculture Outlook Board – USDA Office of the Chief Economist, opened the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange…

Quality

STEVE FORD, 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange Speaker

Jen Del CarmenMay 25, 2017

Steve Ford, president of Stonebridge, Ltd., was a featured speaker at the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ford spoke about 2016…

Demand

The Right Product, Right on Time

USB Staff WriterMay 17, 2017

What advantages do end-users of U.S. soy value most? In addition to composition quality, the ability to deliver a reliable, abundant supply of soy, when…

Animal Feed

Exceptional Composition of U.S. Soy Meal Meets the Needs of Animal Nutritionists

USB Staff WriterMay 10, 2017

Feeding animals all over the world with U.S. soy takes a village, and then some, to accomplish. U.S. soy’s exceptional composition goes well beyond just crude protein to…

Animal Feed

MANEF LAKHGHAR, U.S. Soy Purchaser

Jen Del CarmenMay 3, 2017

U.S. Soy customer Manef Lakhghar says that top-class quality is a differentiator in soybeans and a big part of this quality is the amount of…

Buyers

JOSE ROMAO LEITEBRAZ, U.S. Soy Customer

Jen Del CarmenApr 27, 2017

While the price of soybeans is always a critical component in purchasing, so is quality, supply, consistency and the ability to meet transportation needs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk7btPy-LJg&index=10&list=PLXLPyoJvVnnm_75r9GNQ-Sye32iB80VeB&t=9s

Buyers

FARES HAMMOUDEH, U.S. Soy Customer

Jen Del CarmenApr 17, 2017

Fares Hammoudeh speaks about the reasons why the U.S. Soy value chain is globally competitive: sustainability, consistency, innovation and new technology. He also gives credit…

Buyers

ARSLAN SINNO, U.S. Soy Customer

Jen Del CarmenApr 12, 2017

Consistent and constant are the two words that Arslan Sinno, president of Dora Flour Mills in Lebanon, uses to describe the U.S. Soy advantage. He…

End Users

U.S. Soy Protein Derivatives Provide Essential Advantages

Steve UngerJul 6, 2019

As the demand for soy protein derivatives continues to increase around the world, new questions are being asked about the feasibility of product sources. Food…

Marketplace

Quality, Sustainability Boost U.S. Ag Exports

Dan GrantMar 21, 2017

Brent Babb, USSEC regional director, says sustainability, along with quality and availability, are reasons the European market continues to buy more U.S. Soy. China obviously…

Academics

BRIDGET OWEN, Soy Aquaculture Alliance

Bridget OwenFeb 22, 2017

Bridget Owen, Executive Director of the Soy Aquaculture Alliance, discusses the importance of soy as a component of fish feed. The Soy Aquaculture Alliance was…

Crushers

Times Are Changing: Processors, How Will You Adapt to Improved Soybean Quality?

USB Staff WriterFeb 17, 2017

We hear a lot about what soybean meal end users want: more protein, fewer indigestible soluble carbohydrates, a better amino acid profile, a less expensive…

Digestible Protein

U.S. Specialty Soybeans: Delivering Quality, Sustainability and Safety

Melinda GarreltsFeb 3, 2017

As a valued customer purchasing U.S. Specialty soybeans, you can be assured that U.S. farmers and soybean processors are passionate about quality, sustainability and food…

Buyers

U.S. Soy Advantage Delivers More Value to Customers Around the World

USB Staff WriterMay 25, 2016

Buyers choose U.S. soy for superior quality, sustainability, reliability In today’s market environment, it’s not enough just to have a good product. The most successful…

Economics

Brazilian Soybean Boom Continues Despite Challenges

USB Staff WriterNov 17, 2015

Pluses and minuses of growing soybeans in Brazil, compared with the U.S. Brazilian soybean farmers are expected to plant a record soybean crop this year,…

Buyers

American Farmers Sell Soybeans and Sustainability to International Buyers

USSEC Staff WriterAug 24, 2015

Even amid all the rainfall that many U.S. soybean farmers have seen this summer, a bright ray of sunshine remains on the horizon. That ray…