American Soybean Magazine Articles

Dredging the Mighty Mississippi: Why only 5 feet measure up

  As the soybean industry faces ongoing threats, including international tariffs, options to increase profitability have been fiercely pursued. This includes making strategic investments in infrastructure to allow production to be more cost-effective and to reliably access international customers. U.S. soybean farmers rely on a multi-modal transportation system comprised of rural roads and bridges, highways … Read More »

Keep on Trucking: Mississippi Producer Sees Transportation Challenges as Opportunity

There are two main reasons why Willard Jack advocates for the best soybean transportation possible. The first-generation farmer from Belzoni, Miss. and chairman of the family’s Silent Shade Planting Co. grows 12,000 acres of irrigated soybeans, cotton, rice, corn, wheat and peanuts that all need to find a home in local mills or nearby export … Read More »

Soy Exports Power the Industry

Soybeans are the most valuable agricultural commodity exported from the United States, accounting for more than $28 billion in export value in 2017. This is according to an international marketing strategy prepared for the United Soybean Board (USB) and Qualified State Soybean Boards (QSSBs). Exports also accounted for more than 60 percent of U.S. soybean … Read More »

Building a Preference

It’s more than just his convenient location that makes Doug Schroeder’s Illinois farm a popular destination for visiting international trade teams. He’s also a strong proponent for getting to know his soybean customers face-to-face. Schroeder farms in Champaign County, about halfway between the University of Illinois in Champaign and the Illinois Soybean office in Bloomington. … Read More »

Building a Preference

Proactive Approach: Agritourism Perfect Platform to Share Sustainable Practices

Tate Farms has been working the red clay soils of the Tennessee Valley in northern Alabama for more than 100 years. But it is only recently that the farm has had to share roads and field borders with nearby Huntsville’s subdivision sprawl. Rather than ignore the evolution, Mike, Steve and Jeff Tate and Steve’s son-in-law … Read More »

Proactive Approach: Agritourism Perfect Platform to Share Sustainable Practices