This report breaks down environmental concerns for U.S. soy’s No. 1 customer: animal agriculture. The report contains a rundown of regulatory oversight at the federal and state levels, a history of animal agriculture-related legislation and summaries on water quality and prominent programs designed to help animal agriculture producers in all stages of production. The report allows the checkoff to understand the environmental impact of animal agriculture and how U.S. soy can help contribute to sustainability goals.
This study showcases important findings related to the competitive position of soybean meal in U.S. livestock and poultry diets. The results break down the potential for soybean meal to compete on component levels, price competitiveness and soybean meal consumption by species on a state and national level, as well as include an overview of the economic impact of animal agriculture.
Animal agriculture continues to be an important driver of economic activity for the U.S. and U.S. soy. This report examines U.S. animal agriculture over the last decade and explores the impact of animal agriculture and how U.S. soy fits into the big picture. Animal agriculture will continue to be an important contributor to the economic well-being of the U.S. as well as for U.S. soy.