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

Ground Work 2021: Making Progress Between Alabama Rains

Wendy YeagerApr 16, 2021

We have gotten quite a bit of rain this spring. That means our fields are wet, so getting them ready for planting is going slower…

Family farms

Ground Work 2021: Iowa Planting Preparation Dictated by 2020 Derecho

Tim BardoleApr 1, 2021

On August 10, 2020, our farm was hit by a derecho, a fast-moving storm with straight-line winds that reached speeds over 160 kilometers per hour, or 100 miles per hour. It was described…

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Ground Work 2021: Working to Continuously Improve in New York State

Ralph LottMar 31, 2021

New York state farmer Ralph Lott describes building custom strip-till equipment in a Ground Work 2021 update. He also shares how he makes soybean and…

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Ground Work 2021: Monitoring Mississippi River Levels in Illinois

Daryl CatesMar 26, 2021

Illinois farmer Daryl Cates monitors Mississippi River levels and crop prices as he prepares for the 2021 planting season. His Ground Work 2021 update describes…

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Ground Work 2021: Alabama Spring Fieldwork

Wendy YeagerMar 23, 2021

Alabama farmer Wendy Yeager shares how she is preparing for the 2021 growing season by fertilizing winter wheat, starting burndown of winter weeds and grasses,…

Innovation

The Future of U.S. Soy Is Bright …Green

Mace ThorntonMar 23, 2021

A recent USFRA study conducted in collaboration with the soy checkoff looks at the future of climate-smart and regenerative agriculture as well as how it…

Innovation

Farming sustainably with genetically modified crops

Monte PetersonFeb 1, 2021

USSEC chairman and North Dakota soybean farmer Monte Peterson explains how genetically modified crops help him to farm more sustainably.

Demand

Cargill executive sheds light on markets, sustainability efforts

Bethany BarattaJan 19, 2021

In January, the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) opened its doors to the Soy Suite, where USSEC CEO Jim Sutter discusses industry developments that impact the…

Consumer Goods

U.S. Soy Is the Miracle Bean

Hannah SchlappJan 18, 2021

Soybeans are often called “miracle beans.” Their uses are endless, dependable and, most importantly, sustainable.

U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange

U.S. Soy: The Sustainability Solution

Jen Del CarmenDec 31, 2020

Sustainability is a key differentiator for the U.S. soy industry. During the 2020 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Specialty Grains Show, Janjoris Van Diepen…

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2020 Ground Work: Getting Ready for 2021 in Minnesota

Jamie BeyerDec 22, 2020

Minnesota soybean farmer Jamie Beyer shares her final 2020 Ground Work update about delivering the 2020 crop and planning for the 2021 season.

Reliability

Holiday 2020: Reliable Supply is Rooted in Perseverance, Says U.S. Soybean Farmer

Callie TurgeonDec 18, 2020

United Soybean Board director and Alabama farmer Wendy Yeager talks about what she’s grateful for this holiday season. As essential workers, farmers are committed to…

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2020 Ground Work: Wrapping Up Another Challenging Season

Tom GriffithsDec 17, 2020

Indiana soybean farmer Tom Griffiths shares his final 2020 Ground Work update on harvest, fall field work, and looking back on 2020 as a whole.

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2020 Ground Work: Preparing for Next Season in Illinois

Elliott UphoffDec 15, 2020

Illinois soybean farmer Elliott Uphoff shares his final 2020 Ground Work update about his cover crop experiment and preparation for the 2021 growing season.

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2020 Ground Work: Preparing for Next Season

Lindsay GreinerDec 9, 2020

Iowa farmer Lindsay Greiner shares his final 2020 Ground Work update on completing fall fertilizer application and other fieldwork and planning for 2021.

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2020 Ground Work: Ohio Weather Holds for Harvest but Limits Fall Fieldwork

Bill BaylissDec 8, 2020

Ohio soybean farmer Bill Bayliss shares a 2020 Ground Work update on finishing harvest and the impact of winter weather on fertilizing fields and seeding…