U.S. soybean farmers value research and innovation that helps continuously improve genetics, soil health, sustainability and more. For example, the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, a qualified state soybean board (QSSB), is supporting a variety of innovative research throughout their state, located in the heart of the U.S. Midwest.

An interview about genetic research explains efforts geared toward increasing the genetic diversity of soybeans, which involves crossing modern varieties with wild soybeans.

An article about the Center for Soy Innovation describes this home to demonstrations and opportunities to see soy-based building materials in use. It’s also a hub for demonstrations of soybean farmers’ investments in sustainability, from native plantings to soil management and water quality.