Innovation
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…

High oleic

Bred To Perform, High Oleic Soybeans Provide Proven Genetics

USB Staff WriterDec 6, 2019

High oleic soybeans have been in the product pipeline for more than a decade. With millions of dollars invested, seed companies took their time to…

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Making a Comeback with High Oleic Soybean Oil

USB Staff WriterDec 1, 2019

Food manufacturers primarily have shifted to using palm oil and high oleic canola oil to replace partially hydrogenated soybean oil in baking and frying fats.…

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Expanding Uses for High Oleic Soybeans

USB Staff WriterDec 1, 2019

The soy checkoff has collaborated with researchers to develop new markets for high oleic soybean oil, and recent results could make your engine a customer…

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High Oleic Soybeans Offer Innovative Solutions For End Customers

USB Staff WriterNov 30, 2019

Today’s agriculture industry is innovative in many ways, from precision farming to auto-steering to varied seeding and fertilizer rates. Why should soybean varieties be any…

Innovation

What Are Soybeans Used For?

USB Staff WriterNov 28, 2019

Soy. It’s much more than a latte option, tofu or a U.S. export China levied a tariff on. Farmers grow soybeans throughout the United States.…

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…

Industrial Uses

Soy-Based Sealer Preserves Roof Shingles

Ohio Soybean CouncilNov 20, 2019

Soy-based products offer endless opportunities for sustainable innovation, with research support from the soy checkoff. For example, Roof Maxx, a soy-based sealer that can extends…

Industrial Uses

Soybean Oil is the Not-So-Secret Sauce Behind Variety of Rust-Oleum Wood Stains

USB Staff WriterNov 12, 2019

Admiring that new rich, deep finish on the neighbor’s rehabbed dining table? There’s a good chance it looks that beautiful because of soybean oil. Long…

Industrial Uses

Shoes with Soy

USB Staff WriterOct 22, 2019

Imagine the pile of shoes just inside the garage, home of scuffed workboots and nearly outgrown sneakers. Those muck boots have squelched through their fair…

Aquaculture

USSEC: Aquaculture ‘showing some life’ in sub-Saharan Africa

Global Aquaculture AllianceOct 13, 2019

By 2030, 62 percent of all seafood produced for human consumption will come from aquaculture. Today, about 50 percent of seafood comes from the aquaculture…

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U.S. Soy International Buyers Enjoy High Oleic Luncheon at Illinois Farm

Will McNairOct 10, 2019

In August, more than 250 international U.S. soy buyers were fed a meal featuring U.S. high oleic soybean oil. The buyers were participating in a…

Industrial Uses

Soy Backs Artificial Turf with Sustainability

USB Staff WriterOct 9, 2019

Consumer demand for sustainable products continues to increase, and soy is ready to deliver. For artificial grass, soy plays a significant role in the product’s…

Innovation

Soy Solutions: Soybean Wax Has Exponential Potential

Lauren HouskaOct 8, 2019

Where there is inefficiency, there is opportunity. Three billion pounds of cardboard waste might just provide an important opportunity for U.S. soybean farmers. Iowa State…

Our Farms

Plant Breeders Discuss Innovation in Plant Breeding

National Corn Growers AssociationOct 6, 2019

In a newly released video, CommonGround Iowa volunteer Sara Ross shares her perspective on plant breeding innovation with the help of a fellow mom —…

Biotechnology

The Benefits of Biotech

American Soybean AssociationOct 5, 2019

United Soybean Board (USB) Director Keith Kemp discusses producing more with less using biotechnology. Biotechnology allows U.S. Soy farmers to reduce the amount of water…

Biodiesel

Biodiesel Drives Demand for U.S. Soybean Oil

Kaleb LittleOct 3, 2019

The use of biodiesel, a U.S. soy innovation, is on the rise. Over the last decade, biodiesel demand for soybean oil increased by 300 percent.…