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

Missouri Town Celebrates Soybeans at Annual Festival

Todd GibsonSep 19, 2019

Every year, the tiny northwest Missouri town of Norborne celebrates soybeans during its annual Soybean Festival, held in early August. Norborne is the self-proclaimed Soybean…

Innovation

Southern Soybean Breeders Meet to Compare Notes, Collaborate

University of ArkansasSep 14, 2019

United Soybean Board (USB) vice president for sustainability strategy Tim Venverloh recently attended the annual Southern Soybean Breeders Tour to learn more about the research…

Water

Bioreactor Offers Learning Experience For Students

Carol BrownSep 4, 2019

Interest in bioreactors is growing in Iowa if the field day at the Roger and Louise Van Ersvelde farm is any indication. The late August…

Sustainability

30 Harvests

USFRA Staff WriterAug 29, 2019

U.S. farmers face multiple challenges including climate change as they embrace the opportunity to meet increasing demands to grow food sustainably. The next 30 years…

Our Farms

TWO CAREERS, ONE PASSION

Jo Anne GrammondAug 28, 2019

Dual careers give some soybean farmers the best of both worlds Each new generation of farmers inevitably comes to a point when they must decide…

Sustainability

Reduce, Recycle, Reuse and Render: Dealing With Food Loss

David GreenAug 26, 2019

If food waste were a country, it would be the third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the United States, while food produced…

Soil Health

The Faces of U.S. Soy Farming: Land Stewardship

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing BoardAug 25, 2019

Having a consistent supply of high-quality, sustainably produced soybeans is vitally important to international soy buyers, and U.S. soy farmers are up to the challenge.…

Our Farms

U.S. Soy Growers’ Anthem

Lisa HumphreysAug 19, 2019

U.S. soy growers are business owners, scientists, weather forecasters, parents, engineers, community leaders, technologists, economists, and mechanics, to name just a few roles. Farmers rely…

High oleic

Soy Oil Masters Learn Firsthand about Sustainability from a U.S. Soybean Farmer

David HowellAug 12, 2019

The U.S. Soybean Export Council’s (USSEC) Soy Oil Masters Program offers insight about the reliability and sustainability of U.S. soy production, supply, and quality, as…

No till

The Faces of U.S. Soy Farming: No Till Farming

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing BoardAug 10, 2019

Having a consistent supply of high-quality, sustainably produced soybeans is vitally important to international soy buyers, and U.S. soy farmers are up to the challenge.…

Innovation

Research Points to Reduced Fertilizer Needs for Soybeans

Rob HatchettAug 9, 2019

According to a press release from Purdue University, agronomists may have identified a process that may one day lead to higher-yielding soybean plants that are…

SSAP

First Elevator Certifies U.S. Soy Under the SSAP-Red Program

Lisa HumphreysAug 3, 2019

By 2020, EU Member States are required to fulfill at least 20 percent of their total energy needs with renewable sources, with at least 10…

Cover Crops

Conservation is Just a Way of Life for this U.S. Soy Family Farm

South Dakota SoybeanJul 31, 2019

The Johnson Farm of Frankfort, South Dakota is this year's winner of the South Dakota Leopold Conservation Award. In 1986, the family went 100 percent…

Water

The Faces of U.S. Soy Farming: Water Management

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing BoardJul 23, 2019

Having a consistent supply of high-quality, sustainably produced soybeans is vitally important to international soy buyers, and U.S. soy farmers are up to the challenge.…

Sustainability

Environmentally Responsible U.S. Soy Farmers Put Sustainability First

Nebraska Soybean BoardJul 20, 2019

Nebraska soybean growers say that maintaining resources and using them responsibly allows them to practice sustainability. Soil conservation and using fewer pesticides and less water…

Family farms

The Faces of U.S. Soy Farming: A Family Affair

Wisconsin Soybean Marketing BoardJul 5, 2019

Having a consistent supply of high-quality, sustainably produced soybeans is vitally important to international soy buyers, and U.S. soy farmers are up to the challenge.…