Soy at the Smithsonian

Soy checkoff brings a virtual farming experience to national museum visitors. Contributed by Peter Liebhold, Chair, Division of Work and Industry and exhibition curator. Next summer, visitors to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. will have something else to add to their list of things to see in addition to Dorothy’s

Rail Investment Keeps U.S. Soy Competitive

Fertile soils in the heart of America – this is where farmers grow a majority of the nation’s soybeans. But with more than half the crop going to international customers every year, farmers’ ability to transport these soybeans thousands of miles to the coast for export is just as important as their ability to grow

Showing the World Your Quality

Survey gives farmers chance to aid soy sales efforts This fall, U.S. soybean farmers have the opportunity to help increase demand for U.S. soy by sharing just a small sandwich-bag-sized clump of your soybeans. Researchers are now accepting U.S. soybean samples, which they’ll analyze for protein, oil and other quality components. The results provide the

Higher Quality Increases Soybean Value

Don’t Take Our Word for It – Hear It Straight from the People Buying Your Soybeans Your customers buy soybeans for what’s inside – protein and oil. The more of those quality components you can pack into your soybeans, the greater the demand for them will be. And higher demand often leads to a better

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