Soy checkoff affiliations provide sustainability tools to farmers Since its inception 25 years ago, the soy checkoff has formed partnerships to help farmers improve yields, handle agronomic challenges and take advantage of the latest industry research on their operations. These partnerships also help farmers talk about sustainability. Below are two examples of checkoff-supported partnerships –
More than four out of every five U.S. soybean farmers reported using at least five different types of sustainable farming practices as part of a recent informal survey conducted by the soy checkoff. This demonstrates farmers’ willingness to meet end users’ demands for sustainably grown products an increasingly popular opportunity to increase U.S. soy sales.
Farmers balance weed management, crop performance and sustainability on their farm View the full issue of Beyond the Bean Click here Farmers are moving toward no-till practices, but many still rely on tillage to control weeds. Thinking ahead to the new planting season, it’s important to know which option is best for your farm. Purdue
California biodiesel spikes as major part of carbon-cutting solution California’s new carbon-reduction policy has made the state a new target market for biodiesel producers. U.S. soybean farmers, who sustainably produce the soybean oil used to make much of that biodiesel, are also taking notice. More on Biodiesel: Farmers Help Prove Biodiesel’s Sustainability for California New
Research, in-person conversations with farmers helps secure major market It was a beautiful summer day when soybean farmer Ron Heck climbed up to the top of his 45-foot grain bin in Iowa with a group of somewhat skeptical Californians. More on Biodiesel: Golden Opportunity for Biodiesel New York Remains Committed to Bioheat® and Biodiesel Fueling
Since the dawn of agriculture some 10,000 years ago, farmers have been steadily getting better at what they do. But never like now. The evidence is all around us, and partly in your soybeans. A few years ago, Field to Market, an alliance of companies in the agricultural supply chain, published a report on U.S.
Sustainability in action: Iowa farmer credits no-till and cover crops with his ability to sustain yields on low-lying fields Chris Gaesser grew up on a farm and farms full-time today with his parents. Their land, located in southwest Iowa, is sloped and rolling in every direction. As a result, Gaesser pays close attention to erosion
Exploring the economic benefits of sustainable farming The majority of U.S. soybean farmers practice sustainable farming methods. While these practices may vary, farmers across the country are realizing economic benefits alongside environmental benefits from those methods – and often find that even small changes can make a big impact. Despite original expenses, sustainable farming pays off
Sustainability in Action: Illinois farmer is starting to see yield bumps where he has used cover crops Kirk Kimble grew up on a farm, and has been a full-time farmer since 1993. He plans on farming for many more years, so sustainability is more than just a buzzword for him. Thoughts on Sustainability “To me,
High oleic soybean oil is just what the consumer ordered As food customers continue to ask for high-functioning and sustainable products, soybean farmers need to produce oil that meets those needs. High oleic soybeans are a promising option to expand markets. “One of the most important things for food manufacturers is distance from the crop