Sustainability

The Faces of U.S. Soy Farming: No Till Farming

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.  

No Till Farming

No till farming is a common management practice for U.S. soy producers. No till is the practice of planting seeds into the previous season’s crop residue. There are many advantages to using no till methods including preserving soil, moisture conservation and reduced labor and fuel costs. 

Wisconsin soybean farmer Jonathan Gibbs says that one of the most significant impacts he sees when using no till practices is the reduction of rainfall impact on the crop.