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…

Our Farms

2020 Ground Work: Fertilizing and Seed Delivery

Cory AtkinsMar 27, 2020

March has been relatively warm and dry in our area, on the U.S. east coast. If the weather holds, planting will start sooner rather than…

Our Farms

2020 Ground Work: Planting Preparation in Arkansas

Brad DoyleMar 20, 2020

March has been relatively dry in our area of Arkansas, in the south-central U.S., so we’ve already gotten started on some fieldwork before planting. We’re…

Research

Soy Industry Climate Conversations and Research

USSEC Staff WriterMar 16, 2020

U.S. soybean farmers and industry researchers are figuring out both how they can be part of climate solutions and how they can adapt to continue…

Family farms

2020 Ground Work: Meet Tom Griffiths

USSEC Staff WriterMar 12, 2020

Throughout the 2020 growing season, USSOY.org will provide regular Ground Work updates from several U.S. soybean farmers around the country. Learn about their farms and…

Our Farms

2020 Ground Work: Meet Lindsay Greiner

USSEC Staff WriterMar 9, 2020

Throughout the 2020 growing season, USSOY.org will provide regular Ground Work updates from several U.S. soybean farmers around the country. Learn about their farms and…

Continuous Improvement

2020 Ground Work: Meet Elliott Uphoff

USSEC Staff WriterMar 6, 2020

Throughout the 2020 growing season, USSOY.org will provide regular Ground Work updates from several U.S. soybean farmers around the country. Learn about their farms and…

Continuous Improvement

2020 Ground Work: Meet Cory Atkins

USSEC Staff WriterMar 2, 2020

Throughout the 2020 growing season, USSOY.org will provide regular Ground Work updates from several U.S. soybean farmers around the country. Learn about their farms and…

Continuous Improvement

2020 Ground Work: Meet Brad Doyle

USSEC Staff WriterFeb 24, 2020

Throughout the 2020 growing season, USSOY.org will provide regular Ground Work updates from several U.S. soybean farmers around the country. Learn about their farms and…

Innovation

Arkansas Farmer Talks Sustainability and U.S. Soy

USSEC Staff WriterFeb 22, 2020

U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) chairman and United Soybean Board (USB) director Derek Haigwood, an Arkansas soybean farmer, talks about why sustainable agriculture is so…

Soil Health

Management Practices Impact Carbon Storage in Soils

University of California, DavisFeb 16, 2020

A long-term study at the University of California Davis Russell Ranch Sustainable Agriculture Facility, in the western U.S., found that practices that increase soil organic…

SSAP

U.S. Soy Makes an Impact with SSAP-RED

USSEC Staff WriterFeb 15, 2020

In 2019, the European Union formally recognized the U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol-Renewable Energy Directive (SSAP-RED), which allows oil from certified U.S. soybeans to be…

Our Farms

2020 Ground Work: Meet Jamie Beyer

USSEC Staff WriterFeb 10, 2020

Throughout the 2020 growing season, USSOY.org will provide regular Ground Work updates from several U.S. soybean farmers around the country. Learn about their farms and commitment to…

Innovation

Innovation Supports Sustainability, Industry Leadership

The Delmarva FarmerFeb 3, 2020

U.S. soybean farmers adopt management practices that continuously improve sustainability for multiple reasons. An article in The Delmarva Farmer describes the unique path of one first-generation…

Our Farms

Harvesting U.S. Soy in North Dakota

CommonGround North DakotaFeb 2, 2020

Hayden Morken, son of North Dakota Soybean Council chairman Joe Morken, explains the soybean harvesting process. Watch as Hayden talks about essential farm equipment and…

Continuous Improvement

Bees Boost Crop Health

Laura TempleJan 31, 2020

Kansas, in the U.S. Midwest, names the honeybee as the official state insect. Beekeepers across the state are encouraging farmers to diversify and increase crop…

Continuous Improvement

Study Confirms U.S. Soy Farmers’ Commitment to Conservation

USSEC Staff WriterJan 27, 2020

A soil health and conservation study conducted by the American Soybean Association (ASA) with support from the Walton Family Foundation found that U.S. soybean farmers…