Sustainability

Honey Bee Health Coalition: Supporting Honey Bees and Soybean Producers

The Honey Bee Health Coalition has developed a series of best management practices for soybean growers in an effort to continue supporting collaborative solutions to help achieve a healthy population of honey bees in the context of productive agricultural systems and thriving ecosystems. This important initiative is aimed at helping soybean producers — whose crops cover nearly … Read More »

Soy Growers Brief Congressional Staff on Soybeans, Sustainability

American Soybean Association (ASA) Chairman and Delaware farmer Richard Wilkins traveled to Washington this week to brief congressional staff on the basics of soybean production and how sustainability factors in to the decisions that soybean farmers make at each stage in the production process. Additionally, Wilkins spoke to the essential nature of biotechnology and how … Read More »

New Project to Increase Soybean Yields by Harnessing Photosynthesis

Information provided by FFAR. A new project aims to more efficiently turn the sun’s energy into food and sustainably increase worldwide food productivity. The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit organization established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill, is contributing $15 million to a five-year, $45-million research project at … Read More »

Application Deadline for Conservation Legacy Awards Extended to Sept. 15

Share the story of how conservation is part of your farm operation, and you could be recognized with a Conservation Legacy Award at the next Commodity Classic, Feb. 27 – March 1, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. This program showcases farm management practices of U.S. soybean producers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable. If you’re … Read More »

ASAAP Meeting Focuses on Regulations and Sustainability

Members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) Action Partnership (ASAAP) met in Essex, Vt. to discuss issues, regulations and policy affecting the soybean industry. In addition to ASA policy updates and an industry forum, panels focused on agriculture sustainability, GMO labeling and the initial debate in Vermont, and tax reform and its affects on agriculture. … Read More »

Share Your Conservation Story and You Could Be a Winner

Share the story of how conservation is part of your farm operation, and you could be the next winner of a Conservation Legacy Award. This awards program showcases farm management practices of U.S. soybean producers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable. All U.S. soybean farmers are eligible to enter to win a Conservation Legacy … Read More »

Soy Growers Brief Congressional Staff on Sustainability

American Soybean Association (ASA) Chairman Richard Wilkins and United Soybean Board (USB) Director Linda Burrier traveled to Washington last week to brief congressional staff on the basics of soybean production and how sustainability factors in to the decisions that soybean farmers make at each stage in the production process. Additionally, Wilkins and Burrier spoke to … Read More »

Williams Highlights Strengths of Conservation, Biobased Programs in Michigan Farm Bill Hearing

David Williams, a fifth-generation soybean farmer from Elsie, Mich., told Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow and fellow committee members Saturday that conservation and biobased programs are essential to advancing farmer sustainability goals and establishing new markets and should be reauthorized and funded as the committee moves ahead in its work … Read More »

Growers Discuss Poultry Feed Issues, Promote U.S. Soy in Morocco

U.S. soy growers recently had the opportunity to discuss current issues in poultry feeding in Morocco. A U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) delegation composed of American Soybean Association (ASA) Director Kevin Scott and United Soybean Board (USB) Directors Jim Carroll and John Harrell, accompanied by Brent Babb, USSEC Regional Director – EU / Middle East … Read More »

Growers Promote U.S. Soy in Jordan

U.S. soy growers recently traveled to Jordan to share their experiences as American farmers and discuss the benefits of U.S. soy. American Soybean Board (ASA) Director Dave Poppens, of South Dakota, and United Soybean Board (USB) Director Jacob Parker, of North Carolina, participated in the third Regional Dairy Nutrition Conference, held at the Kempinski Hotel … Read More »