Sustainability
Sustainability

U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) Secures FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines 2021 Certification

Chris SamuelDec 12, 2021

Soy customers and consumers in Europe and around the world have made it clear: sustainable,…

Soil Health

U.S. Soybean Farmers Can Make a Difference in Climate Change

USSEC Staff WriterJan 26, 2022

Climate change is a global concern, and the U.S., along with the rest of the world, is seeking greenhouse gas mitigation opportunities. U.S. soybean farmers…

Conservation Tillage

U.S. Farmers Protect and Preserve the Soil with Conservation Tillage

USSEC Staff WriterJan 19, 2022

For U.S. soybean farmers, sustainability is always top of mind. Conservation tillage, including no-till/reduced-till, strip-till, and mulch-till, allow U.S. Soy farmers to produce more soybeans…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Post-Harvest Planning in Michigan Supports Sustainable Practices Next Year

Laurie IsleyDec 30, 2021

We finished harvesting our crops in mid-November. Wet weather slowed all farmers in our region of the eastern U.S. Midwest, so after we finished combining…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: With Kentucky Harvest Finished, It’s Time to Plan for Next Season

Caleb RaglandDec 21, 2021

It was a long, wet fall. Rain continued to slow soybean harvest. We finally finished cutting soybeans on November 30. In our area of the…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Finishing This Season and Preparing for Next Year in Iowa

Tim BardoleDec 14, 2021

The weather has been a challenge in our area of the U.S. Midwest throughout 2021. Thankfully, it cooperated enough in November to allow us to…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Cutting Alabama Soybeans and Preparing for Next Year

Wendy YeagerDec 9, 2021

We finally finished harvesting our soybeans on November 24, marking the end of our very long harvest season. We started harvesting single-season soybeans on November…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Finishing Harvest, Preparing for Next Year in North Dakota

Matt GastDec 6, 2021

After a summer of drought, the wet fall in our area of the U.S. Northern Plains forced an extended harvest season. We finally finished harvesting…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Harvest Finishing Early in New York State

Ralph LottNov 24, 2021

It has been a very wet fall in our area of the U.S. northeast. And, the cooler temperatures and shorter days that come with this…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Harvesting Kentucky Double-Crop Soybeans

Caleb RaglandNov 19, 2021

It’s been a long fall. We continue to be delayed by rains, so we are now about three weeks behind schedule. For the first time…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Harvest and Fieldwork Finished in Illinois

Daryl CatesNov 18, 2021

I am finished with fieldwork for 2021. Yield-wise, this has been the best overall year in my 40-plus-year farming career. However, it has held plenty…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Weather Slows Iowa Harvest

Tim BardoleNov 11, 2021

After managing drought conditions all season, we received more than 13 cm, or 5 inches, of rain the last week of October. Two different systems…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Cover Crops Emerging as Michigan Harvest Continues

Laurie IsleyNov 11, 2021

Dry weather allowed us to get an early start on harvest. But the weather changed, as it often does. October brought wet weather, and it…

Family farms

Watch a U.S. Soy Harvest: Soy Span Provides 24/7 Live View of U.S. Soybean Farm

Jen Del CarmenNov 5, 2021

As he begins harvesting soybeans, Doug Winter invites you to watch in real time. Winter’s Illinois farm is the site of the United Soybean Board’s…

Family farms

Ground Work 2021: Harvesting Alabama Crops

Wendy YeagerNov 5, 2021

We are in the heart of harvest season, though occasional rains slow us down. I spend most days in a tractor or combine, gathering our…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: New York State Soybean Harvest Going Smoothly

Ralph LottOct 26, 2021

  My family is well into soybean harvest, and so far yields have been above average. With about three-fourths of the soybeans in our storage…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Harvesting Soybeans in Illinois

Daryl CatesOct 25, 2021

Wet weather has slowed down harvest and other fall fieldwork in my area along the Mississippi River in the heart of the U.S. Midwest. As…