American Soybean Magazine Articles

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

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