Research
Research

Soybeans and Swine Health: How soy bioactives may play key role in sound nutritional foundations of healthy pigs

USSEC Staff WriterOct 27, 2020

When challenged by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PPRSV), pigs receiving dietary soy isoflavones exhibited 50% less mortality over their growth period, speeding recovery…

Research

New Vision for Next Decade of Soybean, Plant Research

Lisa M. BalbesOct 22, 2020

In a recently released report entitled “Plant science decadal vision 2020-2030: Reimagining the potential of plants for a healthy and sustainable future,” more than 40…

Reliability

U.S. Inland Waterways Economic Study Affirms Reliability

USSEC Staff WriterSep 17, 2020

Economic research commissioned by the National Waterways Foundations reinforces the reliability of U.S. inland waterways to efficiently deliver a reliable supply of U.S. soybeans to…

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.

Research

Crop Residue Decisions Impact Soil Life

American Society of AgronomyAug 6, 2020

The American Society of Agronomy highlighted a Louisiana State University AgCenter research project comparing the impact of no-till and prescribed fire as crop residue management…

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

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.

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) –…

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.

Research

U.S. Farmers Centralize and Use Cover Crop Research

USSEC Staff WriterJun 18, 2020

U.S. farmers can access and share cover crop research and trial data through the interactive Cover Crop Information Map online, a tool highlighted in a…

Food

Emerging Research Explores New Potential Benefits of Eating Soyfoods

Linda FunkJun 13, 2020

Emerging areas of soyfoods research may help support the demand for U.S.-grown soy as consumers better understand the nutrition and potential health benefits of consuming…

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…

Research

Soy Industry Climate Conversations and Research

USSEC Staff WriterMar 16, 2020

U.S. soybean farmers and industry researchers are figuring out both how they can be part of climate solutions and how they can adapt to continue…

Cover Crops

Continuous soybeans and cover crops

USSEC Staff WriterFeb 27, 2020

Research from Ohio State University examined the impact of cover crops on stand, yield and pest pressure in continuous soybeans. Conducted by graduate research associate…

Economics

Farm Technology: Going Digital to Boost Economics and Environment

Illinois Soybean AssociationFeb 27, 2020

An Illinois Soybean Association article highlights five agtech trends that allow soybean farmers to use digital technology to support their economic and environmental sustainability.

Research

Building a soybean to withstand floods

Missouri RuralistFeb 26, 2020

As U.S. farmers manage challenging field conditions to continually grow a reliable supply of high-quality soybeans, the United Soybean Board (USB) funds production research to…

Academics

Research Supports Accelerated Soybean Breeding

USSEC Staff WriterFeb 18, 2020

A study from the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists published in Plant and Cell Physiology describes how compact growth chambers supplemented with carbon dioxide (CO2)…

Research

Purdue Biofuels Study Addresses Deforestation Concerns

Purdue UniversityFeb 17, 2020

An economic modeling research study from Purdue University investigated the impacts of U.S. biofuel production on deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia.  “Our analysis shows that…

Research

Genes Controlling Mycorrhizal Colonization Discovered in Soybean

University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignJan 19, 2020

Mycorrhizae are beneficial soil fungi that pair up with plant roots like soybeans to get a bit of energy. In return, these fungi act as…

Research

Innovative technology to diagnose soybean stress

Iowa State UniversityNov 23, 2019

Iowa State University engineers and plant scientists are working together to use machine learning to identify and predict disease and stress in soybeans. This innovative…

Research

The National Sustainable Soybean Initiative: A Grower-driven Sustainability Program

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing BoardApr 24, 2019

The National Sustainable Soybean Initiative (NSSI) is working toward streamlining sustainability for soybean growers by creating a coordinated national framework for assessing sustainability and communicating…

Research

Soybean Meal Value Variation: A Case Study in U.S. Swine

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing BoardApr 6, 2019

A major challenge in the soybean commodity sector is the lack of a single variable that best describes soybean meal quality. The Wisconsin Soybean Extension…

Academics

Nutritional Value of U.S. Soybean Products for Animal Agriculture

Hans SteinJan 2, 2019

Soybean meal produced in the United States is a feed ingredient that is well-utilized by pigs. In this video, Hans H. Stein, Ph.D., a professor…

Research

U.S. Soy Research Meets the Needs of International Customers

Chris KrullOct 6, 2018

The U.S. Soy industry continually works to ensure the needs of its international customers. Through research on meal innovations that enhance the nutritional density of…

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…

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…

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…

Academics

U.S. Soy Takes Note of CRISPR Technology

Jen Del CarmenAug 2, 2017

The U.S. Soy industry works to make farmers aware of technologies that help promote sustainability and innovation. Likewise, the soy checkoff invests in technological advances…

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…

Academics

Regulatory delays have real costs to soy value chain, consumers

USB Staff WriterFeb 17, 2017

With the population expected to reach 9.1 billion people by 2050, agriculture needs access to new tools and technologies to meet the needs of a…