Soil Health
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…

Soil Health

Innovative Soil Nutrient Mapping Technology Wins Award

Ohio Soybean CouncilFeb 28, 2020

An innovative soil nutrient mapping and testing platform developed by Persistence Data Mining, Inc. and the Ohio Soybean Council won a 2019 R&D 100 Award.…

Soil Health

Management Practices Impact Carbon Storage in Soils

University of California, DavisFeb 16, 2020

A long-term study at the University of California Davis Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility, in the western U.S., found that practices that increase soil organic…

Soil Health

Six Basics to Protect Water and Improve Soil

Delaware Soybean BoardJan 12, 2020

U.S. soybean farmers adopt management practices to continuously improve sustainability. A Delaware farmer, from the U.S. east coast, describes basic practices that protect water quality…

Soil Health

Sustainable Farmer Award Winner Focuses on Regenerative Agriculture

Field to MarketDec 6, 2019

Innovation allows U.S. soybean farmers to continuously improve the sustainability of their crops and pass those benefits on to customers. Field to Market: The Alliance…

Soil Health

Multi-Faceted Approach to Soil Health and Conservation

Bethany BarattaDec 4, 2019

Every year, U.S. soybean farmers gain experience to continuously improve the sustainability of their crops, while adapting to changing conditions. For example, past American Soybean…

Soil Health

How Healthier Soil Helps Farmers Survive Record Rains, Drought

Amy SaltzmanNov 18, 2019

In Iowa, farmer Mitchell Hora uses cover crops to protect against extreme weather. The rains started in early May, a series of near-constant showers across…

Soil Health

Continuous Improvement

Brandelyn TwellmanOct 15, 2019

TJT Gottman Inc. is setting a strong example for learning about and implementing conservation practices on the farm, with brothers Tim and Trent Gottman committed…

Soil Health

The Faces of U.S. Soy Farming: Land Stewardship

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing BoardAug 25, 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.…

Soil Health

Living Soil

Soil Health InstituteJan 22, 2019

Sustainability is the bedrock of the U.S. Soy industry and U.S. agriculture. The Soil Health Institute’s documentary Living Soil focuses on the importance of soil to…

Soil Health

What is Sustainability?

Derek HaigwoodDec 25, 2018

Today’s consumers care where their food comes from. This inspires U.S. soybean farmers like Derek Haigwood, who strives to be a good steward of his…

Cover Crops

U.S. Soy Farmer Details Sustainability Efforts on his Land

Cory AtkinsNov 15, 2018

Cory Atkins, a U.S. Soy farmer in Delaware, details the various sustainability methods that best fit his farm.

Soil Health

How U.S. Farmers Use Sustainability to Fight Rising Farming Costs

Lisa HumphreysNov 6, 2018

There is no “how-to” book on the right and profitable way to farm. Land cost, equipment, software, fuel and inputs are just a few of…

Soil Health

Healthy Soils and Healthy Businesses: The Dirt on Sustainable Soy

Neil CaskeySep 11, 2018

There’s a big difference between soil and dirt. Soil is a living environment. It contains microorganisms, decaying organic matter, earthworms and other insects. When healthy,…

Soil Health

Soil Management

Ron MooreSep 4, 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…

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…

Family farms

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.…

Cover Crops

Cover Crops are an Important Implement in my Sustainability Toolkit

Annie DeeMar 22, 2018

Cover crops help me to not only safeguard, but also to further enrich my farm’s soil health. The root systems from those cover crops cycle…

Cover Crops

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

Water Drainage, Soil Highlighted on Mark Eck’s Maryland Row Crop and Poultry Farm

Pascal KuipersMar 15, 2018

Mark Eck built his first chicken house in 1977. While he and his family have expanded beyond poultry over the years, much of the soy…

Conservation Tillage

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…

Our Farms

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…