Bees Boost Crop Health

Laura Temple|Jan 31, 2020

Kansas, in the U.S. Midwest, names the honeybee as the official state insect. Beekeepers across the state are encouraging farmers to diversify and increase crop…


Study Confirms U.S. Soy Farmers’ Commitment to Conservation

USSEC Staff Writer|Jan 27, 2020

A soil health and conservation study conducted by the American Soybean Association (ASA) with support from the Walton Family Foundation found that U.S. soybean farmers…


Six Basics to Protect Water and Improve Soil

Delaware Soybean Board|Jan 12, 2020

U.S. soybean farmers adopt management practices to continuously improve sustainability. A Delaware farmer, from the U.S. east coast, describes basic practices that protect water quality…


2020 Ground Work: Winter Farm Work

Laura Temple|Jan 5, 2020

U.S. farmers typically harvest most of their soybeans between September and November. Planting doesn’t begin until about April or May. But the winter months in…


Saturated Buffer Design Research Improves Water Quality

Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council|Dec 28, 2019

U.S. soybean farmers continuously investigate ways to improve their sustainability. In tiled fields, saturated buffers are one management practice that prevents nutrient loss as excess…


Farmers Demonstrate how Practices Build Resiliency to Variable Weather

Iowa Soybean Association|Dec 26, 2019

U.S. soybean farmers are adapting to variable weather patterns by using practices and making decisions that help their farms be more resilient to changing climate…


U.S. Soy Farmers Use Water Monitoring Systems for Continuous Improvement

Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board|Nov 9, 2019

U.S. soybean farmers use innovative technology to continuously improve the sustainability of their crops. With support from qualified state soybean boards (QSSBs), farmers learn how…


USDA’s ERS Releases “Agriculture Resources and Environmental Indicators 2019” Report

USSEC Staff Writer|Jun 3, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) released its Agriculture Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2019 report on May 7. The report describes trends…


Technology, Sustainability and Continuous Improvement

USFRA Staff Writer|Dec 7, 2019

Sustainability allows U.S. soybean farmers to be more productive while using fewer resources, ensuring the land will remain productive and profitable for future generations. An…