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

Sustainable Agriculture Will Never be One-Size-Fits-All, Says Maryland Farmer

Within the agriculture industry, sustainability means something different depending on whom you ask, where your farm is located and the types of crops you grow.  So how do you explain this to consumers or the companies who buy your products? The U.S. Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol, developed by the soy checkoff and other farmer-led organizations,

Biotechnology Enables Sustainable Farming

The introduction and continued development of soybean varieties enhanced by biotechnology have helped make it easier for farmers to increase yields and manage weeds, pests and diseases. Biotech has also helped make soybean farming easier on the environment. This year, farmers planted 93 percent of U.S. soybean acreage with seed enhanced by biotechnology, according to

Be Proud of U.S. Soy’s Sustainability Performance

Different customers have different demands for U.S. soy, but one of the demands many of them have in common is soybeans grown in a sustainable manner. That’s why the soy checkoff decided to demonstrate why it thinks U.S. soy and the farmers who grow it should already be considered sustainable. Want to know more? For

Sustainable Agriculture Helps Soybean Farmers’ Bottom Lines

Irrigation is an important part of sustainable farming in many regions of the United States. Soy checkoff farmer-leader Annie Dee, for example, uses precision-agriculture technology to significantly increase crop yields while making her use of irrigation as timely and efficient as possible and decreasing her farm’s overall impact on the environment. “The use of irrigation

Three Things Customers Want to Know about Your Farm’s Sustainability Performance

As consumers discuss sustainability more and more, U.S. soybean farmers are looking for ways to measure their sustainability performance and a soy-checkoff-supported initiative can help. Need to know more? To listen to the latest “Focus on Soybean” webcast Click here Shawn Conley, Ph. D., of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, outlines the National Soybean Sustainability Initiative