Sustainability
Water

Bioreactors: Another Instrument in U.S. Soy Farmers’ Sustainability Toolkits

Iowa Soybean AssociationOct 8, 2018

Wood-chip bioreactors work with tile drainage to help reduce the amount of nitrates in water…

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…

Continuous Improvement

2020 Ground Work: Winter Farm Work

Laura TempleJan 5, 2020

U.S. farmers typically harvest most of their soybeans between September and November. Planting doesn’t begin until about April or May. But the winter months in…

Industrial Uses

Build a Greener, Cleaner Community with Soy

USB Staff WriterJan 1, 2020

It’s well known that soy can be found in many products. But did you know that you could use soy-based products in your community? Read…

Water

Saturated Buffer Design Research Improves Water Quality

Illinois Nutrient Research and Education CouncilDec 28, 2019

U.S. soybean farmers continuously investigate ways to improve their sustainability. In tiled fields, saturated buffers are one management practice that prevents nutrient loss as excess…

Continuous Improvement

Farmers Demonstrate how Practices Build Resiliency to Variable Weather

Iowa Soybean AssociationDec 26, 2019

U.S. soybean farmers are adapting to variable weather patterns by using practices and making decisions that help their farms be more resilient to changing climate…

No till

Reduced Soil Tilling Beneficial for both Soils and Yields

Stanford UniversityDec 15, 2019

No-till and reduced till is a key component of many U.S. soy farmers’ sustainability plans and now, a new Stanford University study demonstrates that just…

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…

Aquaculture

U.S. Soy Leads the Way in Sustainable Global Aquaculture

Colby PinkstoneDec 4, 2019

What do U.S. soybean farmers and global aquaculture have in common? Quite a bit, actually, especially in helping to make fish farming more sustainable and…

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…

Family farms

Constant Change

South Dakota SoybeanDec 3, 2019

Weather, Technology and Economics Drive Need to Adapt It doesn’t take a historian to see that farming today is different than it was a generation…

Sustainability

The SSAP: A Guideline to Responsible Farming

Pascal KuipersNov 19, 2019

The U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) was created by the U.S. Soy Family – USSEC, the United Soybean Board and the American Soybean Association –…

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…

Buyers

Italian Buyer: U.S. Soy is High Quality, Sustainable Raw Material

USSEC Staff WriterNov 13, 2019

Italian buyer Marcello Veronesi of Veronei Holding says sustainability, respect for both the material and the environment, is very important. Quality of raw materials is…

Water

U.S. Soy Farmers Use Water Monitoring Systems for Continuous Improvement

Arkansas Soybean Promotion BoardNov 9, 2019

U.S. soybean farmers use innovative technology to continuously improve the sustainability of their crops. With support from qualified state soybean boards (QSSBs), farmers learn how…

Family farms

Right Where He Belongs

North Dakota Soybean CouncilNov 8, 2019

Logan Ferry has never really wavered in his life’s goal. From an early age, it was obvious that farming was in his future.  “I’ve been…

Trade

European Ag Stakeholders Visit Southern United States on Sustainable Soy Tour

Gene PhilhowerNov 6, 2019

European agricultural journalists, farm bloggers, feed industry and trading company representatives, and livestock producers traveled to the United States in August 2019 for a weeklong…