Sustainability
Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Planting Delays in Illinois

Daryl CatesMay 26, 2021

After a good start to planting, rains at the end of April and the beginning…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: North Dakota Crops Emerging, Need Rain

Matt GastJun 16, 2021

This year, we finished planting all our fields – both soybeans and corn – by May 27, roughly two weeks earlier than average. It’s also…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Wrapping up Michigan Planting Season

Laurie IsleyJun 4, 2021

We finished planting soybeans in mid-May, and we terminated all our cover crops prior to crop emergence. Corn planting was completed on May 24. It…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Iowa Soybeans Emerging

Tim BardoleJun 2, 2021

We finished planting the 2021 crop on May 14. The last field we planted was soybeans we are growing for seed. The local seed company…

Composition

Quality U.S. Soyfood Beans: Planting Food-Grade Soybeans in Ohio

Jeff MagyarMay 17, 2021

U.S. Soy produces high-quality soybeans for our customers. That includes the more than 4 million metric tons, or 148 million bushels, of food-grade soybeans the…

Our Farms

Ground Work 2021: Planting Soybeans in Michigan

Laurie IsleyMay 10, 2021

We are in full planting mode! We often have limited good days to plant our soybeans and corn, due to spring storms. That means when…

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…

Family farms

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…

Family farms

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…

Family farms

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…

Family farms

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.