Survey Says…Quality Matters

It’s an important message that’s been shared often with soybean farmers: Quality Matters! Soybeans with higher levels of protein and oil create more demand, which can improve soybean farmers’ bottom lines. “The price that U.S. farmers receive for their soybeans is directly related to the quality of those soybeans,” says University of Minnesota Associate Professor

High Oleic Soybean Oil — The Right Oil at the Right Time

High oleic soybean oil is poised to take the market by storm By Frank J. Flider, technical, marketing and business development consultant for the oilseed and ag biotech industries High oleic soybean oil, a high-stability, trans-fat-free oil on the cusp of commercial reality, represents a tremendous opportunity for U.S. soybean farmers to regain lost market

High Oleic Soybean Oil Opens Up New Opportunities for Industrial Uses

Enhanced functionality will lead to more options The industrial uses for commodity soybean oil are widely known, and there have been recent stories about the amazing opportunities that high oleic soybean oil brings to the food industry. High oleic soybean oil offers a lot of industrial opportunities, as well. Currently, you can find soybean oil

High Oleic Ignites High-Heat Industrial Opportunities

High oleic soybeans are stirring excitement in the motor oil industry, a field previously untouched by the soybean market. The soy checkoff recently funded a study that led to certification by the American Petroleum Institute (API) of a high oleic biosynthetic oil, manufactured by Biosynthetic Technologies. API certification is required for all motor oils, and

Purdue Students Take Soy to a New Dimension

Lost a button on your favorite workshirt? You COULD drive to a local store and pick up a replacement, or order one online. Or you could make one on the farm with a 3-D printer. And, thanks to some innovative students at Purdue University and soy-checkoff support from the Indiana Soybean Alliance, that new button

Soft-Drink Makers to Remove Soybean-Oil-Based Ingredient

Global beverage producers, including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have announced the removal of brominated vegetable oil (BVO) in many popular soft drinks, which could put a significant dent in the food industry’s demand for soybean oil. BVO is especially popular to help citrus-flavored soft drinks stay mixed and eliminate the need to shake up a product

Play Ball! Soy-Backed AstroTurf® Takes the Field at University of Michigan

It’s opening day in Major League Baseball, but it’s the field at the University of Michigan that recently got a big-league upgrade, thanks to an innovation delivered by America’s farmers. The field at Michigan’s Wilpon Baseball and Softball Complex contains AstroTurf. This isn’t just any playing surface, it’s a product made with BioCel™, a soy-based

Fuels Experience Similar Beginnings

The petroleum and biodiesel paths to success show parallels Biodiesel and petroleum diesel share many similarities. They can both be used in diesel engines without modification. They both fuel fleets and passenger vehicles throughout the country. They even heat homes. And, even though their beginnings were nearly a century apart – they both were given

Soy Paint Meets New LEED Standards

In an effort to grow demand for U.S. soybeans, the soy checkoff partnered with Sherwin-Williams to develop paints made from soybean oil and recycled plastic bottles. The paints won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Award for reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by 60 percent, making them safer to use. Recently, the

This St. Patrick’s Day, choose a truly “green” beer

Many breweries turn to biodiesel in sustainability strategies Before you lift that green beer on St. Patrick’s Day, why not select one that comes from a “green” brewery? Many breweries throughout the U.S. and Canada have robust sustainability initiatives that include using biodiesel. One example is a company whose flagship Pale Ale brew even has a green