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…

Aquaculture

The Proof is in the Numbers – U.S. Soy is Helping Global Aquaculture Become More Sustainable

U.S. Soybean Export CouncilNov 11, 2018

For the past 30 years, the International Soy in Aquaculture Program of the U.S. Soybean Export Council has been working to increase the utilization of…

Soil Health

How U.S. Farmers Use Sustainability to Fight Rising Farming Costs

Lisa HumphreysNov 6, 2018

There is no “how-to” book on the right and profitable way to farm. Land cost, equipment, software, fuel and inputs are just a few of…

Water

Farmers Conserve Natural Resources

Linda BurrierNov 5, 2018

Linda Burrier discusses how her family farm's focus on nutrient management and conservation helps conserve water and wildlife.

Pest Control

U.S. Soy Growers are Using Fewer Pesticides

Nebraska Soybean BoardOct 31, 2018

In this video, Nebraska soybean farmers describe how their usage of genetically engineered seeds helps them to reduce their pesticide applications. Many GE seeds have…

Weed Control

U.S. Growers Learn More About Soybean Weed Control at South Dakota State University Summer Tour

Michelle RookOct 30, 2018

SDSU's Volga Research Farm Summer Tour featured the newest technology for weed control and fighting resistant weeds in soybeans. When farmers can’t control weeds, they…

Our Farms

“Our Family is Helping to Nourish Families around the World”

Lisa HumphreysOct 28, 2018

During visits to U.S. Soy farms, Chinese buyers and U.S. growers make human connections. Building these personal relationships helps to enhance buyers' confidence in U.S.…

Water

Wetlands: Nature’s Kidneys

Iowa Soybean AssociationOct 18, 2018

Wetlands are part of a biologically diverse ecosystem that helps U.S. Soy farmers to improve water quality on agricultural lands. Working wetlands help to remove…

Water

U.S. Soy Farmers Say Less Water is used to Produce Today’s Crops

Nebraska Soybean BoardOct 16, 2018

Nebraska soybean farmers explain how farmers today use less water to grow more. Today’s growers know that soils need a certain amount of water and…

Quality

U.S. Soy Reliably Supplies High Quality and High Quantity Product

Ken IsleyOct 14, 2018

Ken Isley, U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator, says innovation, sustainability, reliability and exceptional composition help make U.S. Soy a top choice for…

Precision Agriculture

Technology Makes U.S. Soybean Farmers Better, Faster…and More Sustainable

Jennifer Kite-PowellOct 10, 2018

From self-driving tractors to drones, technology is helping U.S. soybean farmers more efficient.  Technology companies are investing billions of dollars into agriculture, filling Rural America’s…

Family farms

U.S. Soybeans: More than a Commodity, A Commitment

Derek HaigwoodOct 1, 2018

U.S. soybean farmers are sustainable by nature; it's what allows them to preserve and pass their land down from generation to generation. No matter where…

Biotechnology

U.S. Soy Farmers Talk Facts about Genetic Engineering

Nebraska Soybean BoardSep 28, 2018

In this video, Nebraska soybean farmers talk about how they safely grow genetically engineered crops. GE crops help growers to reduce their use of water,…

Buyers

International Buyers Discuss the Quality, Consistency and Sustainability of U.S. Soy

Lisa HumphreysSep 27, 2018

The U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol was created to ensure a predictable supply of U.S. Soy for a growing world. International buyers are taking note,…

Pest Control

Soybean Research Looks at Pest Resistance to Improve Yields

Michelle RookSep 23, 2018

South Dakota and Minnesota are collaborating on research, looking at pests like soybean aphids and soybean cyst nematode. The goal is to combat resistance problems…

Cover Crops

Cover Crops Help U.S. Soybean Farmers Preserve Their Land

Derek HaigwoodSep 21, 2018

Cover crops are one production practice that not only make U.S. soybean farmers more sustainable, but also help fertilize crops with organic matter and prevent…

Cover Crops

U.S. Soybean Versatility Highlighted at Dakotafest

Michelle RookSep 20, 2018

The soybean industry is a dynamic part of South Dakota's economy with meal and oil products providing feed for livestock and food for consumers. Farmers…