Certified Sustainable

U.S. soy sustainability meets and exceeds international requirements The U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) was created by the soy checkoff, U.S. Soybean Export Council and American Soybean Association to certify the sustainability of U.S. soybeans. This is becoming more important as more buyers of U.S. soy are requesting documentation proving the sustainability of food

Farmers Fueling Fleets: Biofuel Powers U.S. Navy

Far from the heart of soybean country, San Diego-based retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Len Hering has a message for the nation’s soybean farmers: “You are the warriors of the next war for independence.” The “next war for independence” to which Hering refers is decreasing America’s reliance on petroleum-based fuel sources. Hering is all too

Farmers and NGOs – USB Brings All Parties to the Table

At first, it might seem a little unconventional to invite Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to speak with a group of United Soybean Board (USB) farmers about sustainability. But that’s what USB’s Freedom to Operate (FTO) Action Team recently did to start looking for collaboration opportunities. “As members of the FTO Team, we’re charged with ensuring that

Sustainability: A Good Business Practice

Sustainable farming practices pay off for farmers and end users According to Marty Matlock, professor of biological and agricultural engineering at the University of Arkansas, U.S. farmers own the concept of sustainability. Their history of improving conservation and reducing inputs can be traced all the way back to the Dust Bowl. Here, Matlock explains why

Smart Planters, Drones and No-till Technology Add Up to Big Sustainability Wins for Farmers

How does soy sustainability affect its commodity value and the price farmers receive? Here, Richard Brock, president and founder of Brock Associates, a leading commodity marketing consulting firm, explains how sustainability is shaping new farming technology and what farmers can expect in the future. Richard Brock: President and founder, Brock Associates Commodity Marketing Consulting What

Growing Your Bottom Line with Sustainable Farming

The dictionary defines “sustainable” as “possessing the ability to be used without being completely used up or destroyed.” Most farmers have their own definition of sustainability, and whether or not they know it, almost all practice sustainable agriculture to some degree. Basic, daily practices often help farmers boost sustainability performance – while also boosting profitability

Website Allows U.S. Soybean Farmers to Highlight Sustainability Performance

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) recently launched an official sustainability certification for U.S. soy. It provides exporters with verification that the soy products they sell on the world market are raised in a sustainable manner. The certification is verified by the U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP). This protocol was developed by the United

Five Precision-Ag Products that Are Progressing On-Farm Sustainability

From automatic guidance to variable-rate control, precision-agriculture technology is helping soybean farmers increase sustainability performance, according to John Fulton, a precision-ag specialist with Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension. With so many customers demanding sustainably produced ingredients, U.S. soybean farmers can consider sustainability a way to maintain and expand markets. Additionally, in response to