Sustainability

The Faces of U.S. Soy Farming: Conservation Practices

Having a consistent supply of high-quality, sustainably produced soybeans is vitally important to international soy buyers, and U.S. soy farmers are up to the challenge. Through the use of technology and conservation practices, soy producers are growing more food on less land, and they are improving their environment at the same time with these innovative methods.

In this video series produced by the Wisconsin Soybean Association, U.S. soy producers demonstrate their innovative management practices and reveal why they chose to help grow the world’s food supply.

Conservation Practices

A large portion of U.S. soybean farmers have adopted no till farming practices to help battle soil erosion and mitigate labor and fuel costs. With the inclusion of water management practices, producers are able to be more efficient and ensure that their land will remain productive and profitable for future generations.

Wisconsin soybean farmer Marty Mellenthin says that no till farming goes hand in hand with water conservation. “By no tilling, another advantage is that it keeps the soil soft and it absorbs the of no till is it keeps the soil soft, and it absorbs the rainwater very well.”