Brinker Farms Sustainable Practices
Ground Work

U.S. Soy Farmer’s Sustainability Practices Focus on Soil Quality, Erosion Control

Jack Cornell|Jul 1, 2022

Soil health is top of mind for U.S. Soy farmer Kenny Brinker, who grows soybeans and corn in Auxvasse, Missouri. Brinker’s farrow to finish hog…

Ground Work

2020 Ground Work: Rain Makes Grain

Bill Bayliss|Aug 24, 2020

Ohio soybean farmer Bill Bayliss shares a 2020 Ground Work update on timely rains for his farm and participation in the ProFarmer Crop Tour.

Ground Work

2020 Ground Work: Iowa Soybeans Thrive in the Heart of Summer

Lindsay Greiner|Jul 20, 2020

Iowa soybean farmer Lindsay Greiner shares a 2020 Ground Work update on crop growth, protecting soil, water and crop quality and raising pigs.


Grains Go With The Flow: U.S. Inland Waterway System Operating Normally During COVID-19

U.S. Grains Council|May 11, 2020

The U.S. continues to ship agricultural commodities via waterways, including a reliable supply of soybeans, during the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.


Upper Mississippi River Set to Open in March

Alan Barrett|Mar 10, 2020

With the near record low barge rates, the barge industry is looking for some good news. The rivergage forecast for Lock and Dam 15 (Rock…


Soybean Barge Rates at Three- and Five-Year Averages

Alan Barrett|Mar 10, 2020

A drop in barge rates is advantageous for U.S. soybean farmers.


Panama Canal Authority Announces Permanent Freshwater Surcharges

Alan Barrett|Mar 6, 2020

How important is the Panama Canal to U.S. Soy? The U.S. is an agricultural surplus country dependent on exports. The Inland Mississippi River System plays…


Improvements to Illinois, Upper Mississippi Rivers will Benefit U.S. Soy

Alan Barrett|Mar 1, 2020

The inland Mississippi River system plays a major role in transporting U.S. grains and oilseeds, especially soybeans. The inland Mississippi River system is comprised of…