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…

Sustainability

The SSAP: A Guideline to Responsible Farming

Pascal KuipersNov 19, 2019

The U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) was created by the U.S. Soy Family – USSEC, the United Soybean Board and the American Soybean Association –…

Soil Health

How Healthier Soil Helps Farmers Survive Record Rains, Drought

Amy SaltzmanNov 18, 2019

In Iowa, farmer Mitchell Hora uses cover crops to protect against extreme weather. The rains started in early May, a series of near-constant showers across…

Buyers

Italian Buyer: U.S. Soy is High Quality, Sustainable Raw Material

USSEC Staff WriterNov 13, 2019

Italian buyer Marcello Veronesi of Veronei Holding says sustainability, respect for both the material and the environment, is very important. Quality of raw materials is…

Water

U.S. Soy Farmers Use Water Monitoring Systems for Continuous Improvement

Arkansas Soybean Promotion BoardNov 9, 2019

U.S. soybean farmers use innovative technology to continuously improve the sustainability of their crops. With support from qualified state soybean boards (QSSBs), farmers learn how…

Family farms

Right Where He Belongs

North Dakota Soybean CouncilNov 8, 2019

Logan Ferry has never really wavered in his life’s goal. From an early age, it was obvious that farming was in his future.  “I’ve been…

Trade

European Ag Stakeholders Visit Southern United States on Sustainable Soy Tour

Gene PhilhowerNov 6, 2019

European agricultural journalists, farm bloggers, feed industry and trading company representatives, and livestock producers traveled to the United States in August 2019 for a weeklong…

Family farms

Back to His Roots

North Dakota Soybean CouncilOct 29, 2019

Varied Path Gives Endrud Unique Perspective The gravel roads of Traill County may be a world away from the bustling streets of Hong Kong, but…

Family farms

Farming for the Generations

USB Staff WriterOct 27, 2019

Farming is a family affair; in fact, nearly 99% of U.S. farms are family farms. And those families work 90% of the land and are…

Family farms

Coming Home

Brandelyn MartinOct 25, 2019

For the Carpenter brothers, deciding to come home to the family farm came naturally. A commitment to each member of the family finding their role…

Cover Crops

Annie Dee, U.S. Soy Grower Leader, Featured in National Geographic

National GeographicOct 24, 2019

U.S. soy farmers’ sustainable farming practices play an important role helping to benefit the world and climate change. United Soybean Board (USB) director Annie Dee…

Our Farms

Sustainability & Soybean Farming

USB Staff WriterOct 22, 2019

United Soybean Board (USB) chairman and Kentucky farmer Keith Tapp says that for U.S. soy farmers, sustainability means looking at new techniques, new uses, and…

Sustainability

Sigel Farm Producing Better-Quality Bean

USSEC Staff WriterOct 20, 2019

The Dasenbrock family started sending in their soybean samples to the University of Minnesota for evaluation five years ago as part of the High Yield…

Conservation Tillage

Different Paths, Same Goal: Sustainability is Universal Priority For U.S. Soybean Farmers Nationwide

USB Staff WriterOct 18, 2019

What’s good for Iowa soybean farms may not be so great for Georgia soils. But one thing is certain: Farmers embrace the importance and value…

Soil Health

Continuous Improvement

Brandelyn MartinOct 15, 2019

TJT Gottman Inc. is setting a strong example for learning about and implementing conservation practices on the farm, with brothers Tim and Trent Gottman committed…

Exports

Filipino Buyer Touts Sustainable, Long-Term Relationship with U.S. Soy

USSEC Staff WriterSep 26, 2019

Filipino buyer Edwin Mapanao, VP of the Philippine National Association of Feed Millers, Inc., took part in a U.S. mission to tour soy farms, export…

Sustainability

Conservation Acclamation

Jason JenkinsSep 26, 2019

Scherder family named recipients of Missouri Leopold Conservation Award by Missouri Farmers Care. It may not be as famous for floating as Missouri’s Current River.…