4 Ways U.S. Soy is Making Business Sustainable

Checkoff-Funded Tools Help Manufacturers Meet Standards These days, a growing number of companies are making “sustainability” a major business priority. Whether it’s to make sure raw materials will be available to keep their manufacturing plants running, or to reassure curious consumers about where and how product ingredients are sourced, companies across the supply chain are

We Are the 95 Percent

95 percent of U.S. soybean farmers use sustainable practices “Sustainable” isn’t a new word to U.S. soybean farmers. But, using it to describe practices they have implemented for decades, such as no-till, crop rotation and water management, is a new concept for some. Paul Fruendt, a USB director and soybean farmer from Guthrie, Oklahoma, says

Sustainable for Generations

Family farm implements today’s practices for their long-term benefits tomorrow More on Sustainability: 95 Percent of U.S. Soybean Farmers Use Sustainable Practices Eight Statistics that Prove U.S. Soybean Farmers Are Sustainable For third-generation Arkansas farmer Derek Haigwood, sustainability means making decisions today that allow his farm to thrive tomorrow, and for generations to come. The

Eight Statistics that Prove U.S. Soybean Farmers Are Sustainable

U.S. Soy’s Sustainability by the Numbers More on Sustainability: 95 Percent of U.S. Soybean Farmers Use Sustainable Practices Keeping Resources in Place and Dollars in Your Wallet Sustainable for Generations For soybean farmers, sustainability isn’t a buzzword; it’s a way of life. Farmers were green before it was even a movement. From crop rotation and

Growing Forward

How changes in research, meal and technology will impact soybean profitability over the next 10 years “Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in 10.” View the full issue of Beyond the Bean Click here Bill Gates might not have had agriculture in mind when he

Leading Experts Stress Need for Cooperation on Honey Bee Health

Research points to a variety of factors in population declines Amid a tide of bad news about honey bee health and criticism of production agriculture, new science indicates it is possible for soybean farmers and beekeepers to work together in a mutually beneficial way and maintain vital honey bee populations. Bolstered by these findings, honey

Checkoff Studies Soybean-Honey Bee Relationship

Preliminary research results show soybean yield bump from honey bees The world of agriculture is abuzz with interest in honey bees these days. While the primary concern for most involved is the health and vitality of honey bee populations, many are also interested in the impact honey bees have on crops they have not traditionally

Planting Down by the Bay

Planting Patrol: For farmers near the Chesapeake Bay, nutrient management is important all year long There’s one thing that can be guaranteed during planting season: It’s going to be different than last year. With all the unpredictable factors of agriculture, it’s crucial that farmers take control where they’re able. Watch the Soybean Planting Progress Click here

Operating Without Roofs

Planting Patrol: Arkansas farmer will rely on modern technology to produce crop despite early rains Derek Haigwood is getting anxious. Weeks of rain showers and thunderstorms have put him behind in his planting schedule. And the ramifications of delayed planting can be huge. “This is really serious,” says Haigwood. “If it rains two days a