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

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