American Soybean Magazine Articles

Early Dialogue Critical for Plant Breeding Innovations

New plant breeding techniques, which can include genome editing and epigenetic modifications, are being used to expand traditional plant breeding tools and introduce new plant traits more rapidly and precisely. Michael Gregoire, associate administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), said the agency likes to use the … Read More »

Family Business Focuses on Conventional Markets

As a trained musician, Andrew Moore knows the importance of making diverse features work together in harmony. For more than a decade, Moore and his family have put those same concepts into practice on their Resaca, Ga., farm through several value-added enterprises focused on conventional crops. Moore’s grandfather Gus established Moore’s Seed and Grain Farms … Read More »

Family Business Focuses on Conventional Markets

Sustainability Trendsetter: Tennessee Farmer Works Many Angles

David Womack has spent his career as a cutting-edge soybean farmer and industry leader. While the Shelbyville, Tenn. producer has retired from row crop production, he still runs a few cows and remains an advocate for promoting soybean industry sustainability on many fronts. “I started no-tilling soybeans in 1973 when it was a relatively new … Read More »

Sustainability Trendsetter: Tennessee Farmer Works Many Angles

Immersed in Agriculture

Not a day goes by that Kate Lambert is not immersed in farm finances and many of the other critical aspects of agriculture. Kate and her husband, Matt, are owners of Uptown Farms based in Laclede, Mo. She also is a loan officer for FCS Financial in north-central Missouri and a member of the 2017 … Read More »

Immersed in Agriculture

Melding Conservation and Profitability

Dallas, Wis., farmer Andy Bensend’s hand was forced. A casualty of the grim 1980s farm economy, Bensend filed bankruptcy in 1986. While difficult, the decision allowed Bensend to reinvent himself as a farmer. “I knew I had to be lean. I had a tractor, planter and sprayer,” Bensend said. “It was driven out of necessity, … Read More »

Melding Conservation and Profitability

Forecast for U.S. Soybean Demand: Strong and Stronger

A year ago, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Outlook Forum, the department’s top commodity analysts said that market fundamentals favored soybeans among the major crops, “particularly with expectations of continued growth in China’s soybean imports.” The intervening year has provided nothing to change the bullish demand outlook for soybeans and soy products. … Read More »

Forecast for U.S. Soybean Demand: Strong and Stronger