Checkoff Hosts State Soybean Summit

Last week USB staff hosted the State Soybean Summit in St. Louis. The first-of-its-kind event featured a project overview, research discussion, communications roundtable and compliance conversation. More than 60 QSSB and soybean leaders participated in the four-day meeting, including Wendy Brannen and Jessica Wharton of ASA. For many it was the first opportunity to meet … Read More »

USB Proactive in Conveying Safety of U.S. Soy Meal, Monitoring Foreign Swine Disease Outbreaks

United Soybean Board (USB) has been monitoring for weeks a recent outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Chinese herds, which has subsequently been confirmed in parts of Western Europe. There are no reports of ASF in the United States, but USB is encouraging U.S. pork producers to practice extra care with imported meal or … Read More »

USB, ASA Participate in the Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis

In partnership with the United Soybean Board (USB), the American Soybean Association (ASA) participated in the Ag Innovation Showcase held Sept. 10-12, at the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis. The Ag Innovation Showcase gathers over 400 of the top decision makers and innovators in the agricultural sciences. There are eight industries represented at the … Read More »

PodTalk: Checkoff Makes a Difference for Soybean Farmers

In this PodTalk we’ll discuss how the United Soybean Board and soy checkoff are working to add value to U. S. soybeans—and help ensure a strong and profitable future for U.S. soybean farmers.

Free Webinar: Turning Data into Action within Soybean Production

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the United Soybean Board (USB) are pleased to present the final installation of webinars designed to help soybean farmers understand how new technology and effective data management can help improve the sustainability of their operations. On Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. Central Time, learn more about pairing a solid plan … Read More »

ASA Leaders Share Policy Updates and Discuss the Future of U.S. Soy at USB Meeting

American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Iowa farmer John Heisdorffer and ASA CEO Ryan Findlay provided remarks at the United Soybean Board (USB) meeting this week in Omaha, Neb. Heisdorffer gave a presentation to the full board and Findlay participated in a panel discussion with USB Chief Executive Officer Polly Ruhland and U.S. Soybean Export Council … Read More »

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 »