Soybean Oil Still a “Solid” Option

Since 2006, store shelves have been filled with fewer and fewer items that contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil. That’s because the food-labeling law that went into effect that year led to the replacement of 2 billion pounds worth of soybean oil with palm shortening in various products. Small sticker, big difference. Relabeling vegetable oil as

Demand Aplenty for Commodity and High Oleic Soybeans

The fact that pants now contain a zipper did not lead to the extinction of the button. It simply means that each has its own uses and customers. A similar situation exists today with soybean oil. High oleic soybeans can fulfill unique needs for food and industrial soybean oil users, but that does not diminish

Soybean Oil Appeals to Local and Health-Food Movements

Relabeling vegetable oil as soybean oil increases sales One item found in most pantries across the United States has roots in soybean fields — and consumers don’t even know it. Soybean oil has been labeled vegetable oil since the 1960s, so many consumers don’t equate this kitchen staple with soy. However, the soy checkoff is

Soy Checkoff Positions U.S. Soy Industry as Global Leader

Upcoming gathering of global oilseed industry will give U.S. soy family an opportunity to lead When farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board (USB) wrote the organization’s current long-range strategic plan, they included their vision that U.S. soybeans will be the leader of the global oilseed industry. This summer, USB will join the American Soybean Association

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