Meeting the Demand for Sustainability

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 –

Crop Rotation Most Popular Soy Sustainability Practice in Farmer Survey

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.

To Till or Not to Till

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

Golden Opportunity for Biodiesel

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

Farmers Help Prove Biodiesel’s Sustainability for California

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

Small Changes, Big Impact

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

Sustainably Grown, Locally Sourced

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