Innovation
Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Planting North Dakota Fields

Matt GastMay 17, 2021

We started planting both soybeans and corn the last week of April, even though we…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Round-the-Clock Planting in Kentucky

Caleb RaglandMay 10, 2021

It has been a strange spring. Much of April was cool and dry. However, by the last week of April, we started getting rains that…

Our Farms

Reliable U.S. Soy: Exporter Leads Soybean Variety Development in Texas to Fill Import Gap in Mexico

Mauricio GarciaMay 3, 2021

U.S. Soy is committed to delivering high-quality U.S. soybeans efficiently to our customers. It requires a big effort and connecting many dots to get those…

Family farms

Ground Work 2021: Preparing New York State Fields

Ralph LottApr 26, 2021

In mid-April, we received the rain we had been waiting for to provide some soil moisture. It came with cool temperatures. Our long-term forecast shows…

Family farms

Ground Work 2021: Illinois Planting Underway

Daryl CatesApr 26, 2021

Mid-April brought spring rains and below average temperatures to my area along the Mississippi River, in the heart of the United States midwest. The Mississippi…

Innovation

The Future of U.S. Soy Is Bright …Green

Mace ThorntonMar 23, 2021

A recent USFRA study conducted in collaboration with the soy checkoff looks at the future of climate-smart and regenerative agriculture as well as how it…

Aquaculture

Calling All Innovators in the World of Aquaculture!

USSEC Staff WriterFeb 17, 2021

The Global Aquaculture Challenge is accepting applications for the chance at an 8-12 week mentorship program, plus the chance at a $100,000 price that goes…

Innovation

Farming sustainably with genetically modified crops

Monte PetersonFeb 1, 2021

USSEC chairman and North Dakota soybean farmer Monte Peterson explains how genetically modified crops help him to farm more sustainably.

Biotechnology

One Step Closer to a Higher Stearate Soybean Oil

Lisa M. BalbesJan 5, 2021

New research published in the Journal of Experimental Botany describes the discovery of new alleles that could lead to soybean varieties with higher stearate levels in the oil and good agronomics.  …

Biodiesel

Biodiesel big in the Big Apple

Bethany BarattaDec 28, 2020

Iowa soybean farmers got a glimpse of New York’s usage and reliance on soybean oil in biodiesel during the National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) virtual biodiesel…

Quality

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.…

Industrial Uses

Goodyear and Skechers in Step with U.S. Soy

USB Staff WriterOct 28, 2020

U.S. soy is now found in new lines of Skechers footwear, thanks to their collaboration with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Aquaculture

IPRS Helps Mexican Tilapia Producer to Boost Results

USSEC Staff WriterOct 23, 2020

Complejo Acuícola Tupez, a commercial tilapia farm in Veracruz, México is achieving positive results through the U.S. Soybean Export Council’s In-Pond Raceway System. USSEC Program…

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…

Biotechnology

Soybean Farmers Benefit from Nobel Prize-Winning Research

Lisa M. BalbesOct 15, 2020

Last week, the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier (Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Berlin, Germany) and Jennifer A. Doudna (University of…

Health

Soybeans Heal Skin in Innovative Medical Application

USSEC Staff WriterOct 6, 2020

OmegaSkin is a soy-based regenerative skin substitute technology from NeuEsse. The soybean-based protein application can be used for ulcers, burns and slow-closing wounds.