The soy checkoff pushes innovation by developing products and processes that benefit U.S soybean farmers. This means always looking ahead at what U.S. soybean farmers and their customers will need next.
When many soybean farmers picture their customer, they conjure an image of the elevator where they deposit their crop. But, in reality, when a soybean gets dropped off at an elevator, its journey has just begun.
Processors determine the cash price they pay farmers for their soybeans based on the value of the protein and oil inside those soybeans. Read more about how farmers are already being paid for higher-quality soybeans.
While the task of water management can seem daunting, soybean farmers who are willing to adapt and experiment have a unique opportunity to be leaders in the fields.
Historically, the rails, roads and rivers in the United States have provided U.S. agriculture with a competitive edge. This web of options for moving products from areas of surplus to areas of deficit has been reliable, efficient and affordable. But these pieces are aging and in desperate need of repair and upgrades to meet today’s standards of larger shipments and larger vessels.