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2020 Ground Work: Perfect Indiana Fall Weather Allows Progress in Fields

Tom GriffithsNov 17, 2020

Indiana soybean farmer Tom Griffiths shares a 2020 Ground Work update on corn harvest, planting cover crops, fertilizing fields, cutting hay and shredding stalks to…

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2020 Ground Work: Fall Fieldwork in Illinois

Elliott UphoffNov 12, 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: Weather Dictates Harvest Timing in Ohio

Bill BaylissNov 10, 2020

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

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2020 Ground Work: Nutrient Management on an Iowa Grain and Pig Farm

Lindsay GreinerNov 6, 2020

Iowa soybean, corn and pig farmer Lindsay Greiner shares a 2020 Ground Work update on nutrient management and manure application following harvest.

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2020 Ground Work: Weather Continues to Slow Delaware Harvest

Cory AtkinsNov 5, 2020

Delaware soybean farmer Cory Atkins shares a 2020 Ground Work update on a slow soybean, corn and lima bean harvest due to wet weather on…

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2020 Ground Work: Weather Swings Challenge Minnesota Harvest

Jamie BeyerNov 3, 2020

Minnesota soybean farmer Jamie Beyer shares a 2020 Ground Work update about weather challenges during soybean, sugarbeet and corn harvest on their farm.

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2020 Ground Work: Soybean Seed Harvest in Arkansas

Brad DoyleOct 29, 2020

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

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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: 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: Planting Underway in Iowa

Lindsay GreinerApr 27, 2020

Iowa soybean farmer Lindsay Greiner shares a 2020 Ground Work update on planting corn and soybeans and controlling weeds on his farm.

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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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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…

Stories

U.S. Soy Farmers Focus on Water Quality

Michelle RookApr 25, 2018

U.S. soybean farmers are learning management strategies that help them be more sustainable and preserve water quality. In-field practices also help improve soil quality and…

Stories

Farmers Highlight Sustainability on Earth Day

Michelle RookApr 20, 2018

United Soybean Board chairman Lewis Bainbridge talks about sustainability practices that U.S. soybean famers practice on Earth Day in April and year-round. No till, crop…

Our Farms

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. Soy Farmers’ Irrigation Technology Saves Water and Environment

Michelle RookApr 10, 2018

New irrigation technology such as remote monitoring via cell phone helps U.S. soybean farmers achieve higher crop yields, but with less water, which benefits the…

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,…

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),…

Stories

Many Modes of Transportation Keep U.S. Soy Reliable, Competitive

USSEC Staff WriterSep 8, 2017

Wilkins Farm, Greenwood, Delaware As he harvests his crops on his farm in the Mid Atlantic portion of the United States, Richard Wilkins has a lot…

Animal Feed

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…

Animal Feed

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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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.

Stories

What do Iowa and Mexico have in common?

Lisa HumphreysFeb 24, 2016

Believe it or not, soybeans. As demand for seafood continues to grow, the global aquaculture industry is striving to meet that need through providing a…

Stories

Keeping Priorities Straight

USSEC Staff WriterSep 29, 2015

Sharon Covert, Tiskilwa, Illinois When asking a U.S. soybean farmer what his or her priorities are during the planting, growing and harvest seasons, you will…

Stories

Women in Agriculture: Three Unique Perspectives

USSEC Staff WriterMar 23, 2015

Across the U.S., women in agriculture work not only to feed their own families and communities, but also families around the world. As soybean farmers,…

Stories

Until the Cows Come Home

Lisa HumphreysMar 20, 2015

Ohlde Seed Farms, Palmer, Kansas A sharp crack cuts through the cold, quiet winter air. Then another. The sound is Ron Ohlde breaking up ice in…

Stories

Farming in the Sunshine

Lisa HumphreysMar 10, 2015

Burrier's Linganore Farm - Union Bridge, Maryland Ever since Linda Burrier was a youngster growing up in the suburbs in Carroll County, Maryland, she has been…

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Winter in Rocky Top

Lisa HumphreysMar 7, 2015

Dodson Farms - Halls, Tennessee A crisp winter wind chills the air and a fresh blanket of snow covers the ground, not yet marred by…

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Sustaining Sustainability: Arkansas farmer has several ways of improving his operation for next year and beyond

Lisa HumphreysFeb 17, 2015

D.I.D. Farms - Newport, Arkansas Derek Haigwood, a soybean farmer in his early thirties, stands in his office on a chilly winter morning with a stack…

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Sustainable Farming Is Year-Round Work

Lisa HumphreysFeb 16, 2015

Stillman Farms - Emmetsburg, Iowa Whether there’s sunshine in the sky or snowflakes on the ground, a farmer is always at work. For a crop…

Biotechnology

Farm Moms Connect with Chinese Moms, Dispel Biotech Myths

USSEC Staff WriterFeb 2, 2015

Moms all have the same concerns for their families, and many of them center around providing healthy meals. All women want to be assured that…

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…

Our Farms

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…

Stories

Harnessing Rivers to Move U.S. Soy

USSEC Staff WriterJun 26, 2014

Winding through the croplands of the Midwestern United States, several mighty rivers not only shape the landscape but also the movement of U.S. Soy. The…

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…

Stories

Amputee Warns Farmers Not To Cut Corners On Farm Safety

USSEC Staff WriterMay 16, 2014

It was mostly operator error, as most farm accidents are, Chip Petrea says of a mishap that changed his life forever. “I was pushing some…

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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

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…

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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…