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…

Family farms

U.S. Soy: Stewardship of the Land

The Food ChannelMay 10, 2019

U.S. soy growers are committed to producing a safe, sustainable food supply for the world. This video is part of an ongoing series that focuses…

Family farms

The Faces of U.S. Soy

The Food ChannelApr 26, 2019

U.S. soy growers are committed to producing a safe, sustainable food supply for the world. This video is part of an ongoing series that focuses…

Sustainability

El Niño has ‘Eerie Similarities’ to 2015

Alan BarrettApr 26, 2019

The U.S. Climate Prediction Center (CPC) forecasts that there are 80 percent odds El Niño conditions will continue through spring and a 60 percent chance…

Research

The National Sustainable Soybean Initiative: A Grower-driven Sustainability Program

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing BoardApr 24, 2019

The National Sustainable Soybean Initiative (NSSI) is working toward streamlining sustainability for soybean growers by creating a coordinated national framework for assessing sustainability and communicating…

Sustainability

U.S. Soy: The Most Sustainable Source for Consumer Packaged Goods

Timothy VenverlohApr 14, 2019

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies across the globe are continually looking deeper into their supply chains for responsible and sustainable sourcing opportunities. They are looking…

Family farms

Iowa Farmer Blazes Trails in Field and Out

Sara SchaferApr 10, 2019

United Soybean Board (USB) director and Iowa grower April Hemmes always wanted to run her family’s century-old farm. As the fourth generation of her family…

Water

Flooding Rocks Upper Midwestern United States

Jen Del CarmenMar 27, 2019

Over the past two weeks, U.S. farmers have faced a major challenge as the upper Great Plains region has endured catastrophic flooding. In parts of…

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…