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…

Conservation Tillage

2018 Conservation Legacy Award Winner Talks Cover Crops, Cows, and Conservation

Mark SchleismanFeb 27, 2019

U.S. soybean growers know that sustainability is a lifelong cycle on their farms, practiced every day of every season of every year. Each fall, the…

Sustainability

EU Ruling on Palm May Benefit U.S. Soy in the Long Term

Rob HatchettFeb 1, 2019

According to Bloomberg Environment, the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, has until February 1 to rule which biofuel feedstocks are deemed to be sustainable.…

Our Farms

Going to Work

Lisa HumphreysFeb 1, 2019

Each day, as U.S. Soy farmers head to work, they’re keeping their customers and partnerships in mind. Take a look at the day of a U.S.…

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…

Sustainability

The Livestock Component: Winner of ASA’s 2018 National Conservation Legacy Award Uses Cows, Crops, and Conservation

Dean HoughtonJan 19, 2019

U.S. soybean growers know that sustainability is a lifelong cycle on their farms, practiced every day of every season of every year. Each fall, the…

Water

U.S. Soy Farmers Employ Conservation Drainage as Sustainability Practice

Iowa Soybean AssociationJan 15, 2019

Conservation drainage helps U.S. Soy farmers to increase yields, conserve water, and reduce nutrient loss, while cutting amounts of nitrates in drainage water. This video…

Cover Crops

Practical Application

Brandelyn MartinJan 11, 2019

Farmers share their experiences with cover crops, including the benefits they've seen following implementation and lessons learned along the way. Robert Alper's first experience planting…

Conservation Tillage

U.S. Soy Farmers: Pillars of Sustainability

USFRA Staff WriterJan 2, 2019

Water, soil, air, and habitat are important to consumers. They've always been important to U.S. Soy farmers as well. This infographic highlights what U.S. growers…

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…

Innovation

Technology Helps U.S. Soy Farmers to be More Efficient and Sustainable

Cory AtkinsDec 24, 2018

Cory Atkins farms in Delaware on the eastern coast of the U.S. He employs a number of technologies including auto steer, swath control, row shutoff,…

Our Farms

Healthy Soil Delivers More Nutrition to U.S. Farmers and their Customers

Randall HymanDec 22, 2018

Mitchell Hora digs soil, especially if it’s in a soybean field and full of worms. Armed with a shovel, iPad and college degree, he represents…

Trade

U.S. Soybean Farm Tours Highlight Sustainability for Trade Mission

Belinda PignottiDec 17, 2018

Sustainability is more than a buzzword for the U.S. Soy industry. This story is part of an ongoing series that focuses on the demand for…

Our Farms

A Servant of the Land: U.S. Soy Farmer Relies on Work Ethic, Integrity, Character and Drive to Keep Moving Forward

Randall HymanDec 14, 2018

Janet Reeder Gillen wades through a sea of soybeans on a late afternoon in September, and I follow in her wake, laden with cameras. It…

Our Farms

Generation Z: A New Era of Farming in the U.S.

Steve KozelDec 10, 2018

What Should International Customers Expect from the Next Generation of Farmers? Each generation enters the workforce bringing new perspectives and processes. As new technologies and…

SSAP

USSEC Works to Build Awareness of SSAP with Korean Soy Processors Team

Hyung Suk LeeDec 8, 2018

Sustainability is more than a buzzword for the U.S. Soy industry. This story is part of an ongoing series that focuses on the demand for…

Sustainability

The Sustainability Story of U.S.-Grown Soy

USB Staff WriterDec 2, 2018

Almost half of U.S. land is devoted to farming, and soybeans comprise a large portion of the crops grown on this land. Soy Connection takes a…