Another Record Year for U.S. Soybean Exports

Farmer investments in international markets produced strong results in the 2016/2017 marketing year. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. soybean farmers exported a record 2.6 billion bushels of U.S. soy and soy products, valued at over $28 billion last year. It marked the second year in a row that exports exceeded 60 percent of … Read More »

Off-Season Seasonal Resources from the United Soybean Board

Click here to access a helpful list of off-season resources including information on cover crops, weed control, maintenance, budgeting and more, all curated by our partners at the United Soybean Board.

Underutilized Genetics Could Help Soybeans Weather Mother Nature

If insects infest your soybean fields, you have options for control. If your crop is suffering from potassium deficiency, you can correct that. But if your fields aren’t getting enough rain or are facing other weather-related stresses, unless you are irrigating, you have much less of an ability to respond. “You are at the mercy … Read More »

U.S. Soy Works With Global Partners to Access Innovations and Market

Farmers face pressures to reduce input costs, fight herbicide and fungicide resistance, and continuously improve the sustainability of their crop. Globally, oilseed-producing nations face similar challenges. Biotechnology acceptance, while currently a challenge itself, can help farmers across the globe deliver on demands efficiently and sustainably. Access to new technologies enables farmers to meet the evolving … 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 »

Motter Touches on Technology, Moore Speaks to Work Ahead at ASA Awards Banquet

Two respected leaders within the soy family took the stage at Commodity Classic last week to celebrate a strong year for the soybean industry and look ahead to the work to come in 2017 at the annual ASA Awards Banquet in San Antonio. United Soybean Board Chairman John Motter spoke about the impact that advancing … Read More »

ASA Welcomes Announcement of Availability of Checkoff Funds for Cuban Activity

American Soybean Association (ASA) President Richard Wilkins, a soybean farmer from Greenwood, Del., welcomed an announcement from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack that enables checkoff funds to be used for market expansion in the island nation of Cuba. ASA is in favor of lifting the embargo on Cuba, and has been supportive … Read More »

South Dakota Soy Grower Discusses Crops, Management Strategy at Conference in China

American Soybean Association (ASA) Director Dave Poppens, Lennox, S.D., discussed this year’s U.S. crop condition during the U.S. Soy Market Outlook Conference in Shanghai, China recently. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) presented the annual conference, where hundreds of importers, traders, crushers, feed millers and animal integrators from the entire region gather. The U.S. soybean … Read More »

ASA Congratulates USB Farmer Director on Appointment to USFRA Board

The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) recently named United Soybean Board (USB) Farmer Director Nancy Kavazanjian, as board chairperson of its 2015 Executive Committee. Kavazanjian, a Beaver Dam, Wis. grain farmer, will work with USFRA and board members and serve as a national consumer spokesperson on behalf of farmers and ranchers across the nation. … Read More »

Biobased Products Sector on Display in Washington Next Week

Next week in Washington, the U.S. biobased products sector will be the subject of attention on several fronts.  On Tuesday, June 17, the Senate Ag Committee is having a hearing titled, “Grow it Here, Make it Here: Creating Jobs through Biobased Manufacturing.”  Among those testifying at the hearing are The Coca-Cola Company, which uses biobased … Read More »