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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…

Family farms

“Agriculture Resources and Environmental Indicators 2019” Report Looks at U.S. Farm Production and Management

USSEC Staff WriterJun 17, 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, which describes…

Sustainability

“Agriculture Resources and Environmental Indicators 2019” Report Takes Deep Dive into U.S. Farms and Farm Productivity

USSEC Staff WriterJun 10, 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, which describes…

Sustainability

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

USSEC Staff WriterJun 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…

Sustainability

The Livestock Component: Winner of ASA’s 2018 National Conservation Legacy Award Uses Cows, Crops, and Conservation

Dean HoughtonJan 19, 2019

U.S. soybean growers know that sustainability is a lifelong cycle on their farms, practiced every day of every season of every year. Each fall, the…

Crop Rotation

U.S. Farmers Use Crop Rotation to Maximize Sustainable Production

Doug WinterSep 15, 2018

Ask United States soybean farmers about crop rotation, and they will likely tell you it is one of many tools they use on their farms…