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Thinking Ahead to Harvest

Lauren BieglerSep 25, 2017

The days are getting shorter, the nights a bit cooler as every day passes here in Minnesota. When the days get shorter, the beans start…


The Value of Soybean Oil in the Soybean Crush

Scott IrwinSep 22, 2017

This academic article explores the correlation between the boom in biodiesel and soybean prices, based on soybeans being the main feedstock used in biodiesel. U.S.…

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Conservation for the Future of the Family Farm

USSEC Staff WriterSep 22, 2017

National Geographic recently profiled the conservation efforts U.S. corn growers take to preserve the land for the next generation. Nine out of ten U.S. farms…


On the Future of U.S. Soy, Trade and Feeding the World: A USDA Perspective

USB Staff WriterSep 21, 2017

Jason Hafemeister is the acting deputy director for trade and foreign affairs with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the department tasked with providing leadership…

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Talking Turkey: A U.S Farmer’s Experience in Meeting His International Customers

USB Staff WriterSep 20, 2017

Jim Miller isn’t only the chairman of the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) – he’s also a Nebraska soybean farmer. As the chairman of an…


U.S. Soy Farmers Prioritize Water Conservation

Elsie WetzelSep 19, 2017

When it comes to sustainable farming practices, there’s no “one size fits all” solution. What works for one farm might not be a fit for…