U.S. Soy’s Customers Care about Soybean Quality, Says USB Director

When farmers finish harvest and put their combines away, many use yield to measure their success for that growing season. And while yield is important, soybean quality, or the crop’s protein and oil content, are important, too. These components play a major role in determining the price farmers receive at the elevator. Each year, the

Even More U.S. Soybean Exports to China Possible

China is the top international destination for U.S. soy, importing 849 million bushels of whole U.S. soybeans in the most recent marketing year. It is hard to imagine that number growing, but experts expect U.S. soybean exports to China to increase this year due to heavy rains and flooding in some of the biggest soybean-producing

James Moll Reveals Participants in New Documentary, “Farmland”

Feature-length documentary, “Farmland,” from Oscar®-winning filmmaker James Moll follows six individuals who symbolize the next generation of American farmers and ranchers. All are in their 20s and farm in various regions across the United States. The film, made with generous support from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®), gives viewers a firsthand glimpse into

U.S. Soy Exports Set New Record

Thanks to high demand for reliable, quality soybeans, meal and oil, 2012-2013 U.S. soy exports have remained steady in the number of bushels exported. However, the value of these exports set a record of more than $28 billion, a 19 percent increase from 2011-2012. In the most recent marketing year, which ended Sept. 30, U.S.

Farmer-Funded Innovations: Checkoff Breakthroughs Support On-Farm Profitability

Successful companies in the aviation, communications, computer and medical industries don’t stand still. They find solutions that will keep them a step ahead of the competition. That goes for farmers, too. Need to know more? Check out the most recent edition of Beyond the Bean for more checkoff-funded innovations. Click here Soybean farmers today see the

Take a Spin Around the Globe with U.S. Soy

When many soybean farmers picture their customer, they conjure an image of the elevator where they deposit their crop after harvest. But, in reality, when a soybean gets dropped off at the elevator, its journey has just begun. Have we got you thinking? To learn more about international markets for U.S. soy, check out the