Industry Goals

Groups representing U.S. soybean farmers—including ASA, the United Soybean Board (USB) and U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC)—have outlined sustainability goals for improvements by 2025 on a key set of metrics.

The following goals reinforce the dedication of soybean farmers and the industry to be more sustainable in their practices:

  • Reduce land use impact by 10% (acres per bushel).
  • Reduce soil erosion an additional 25% (acres per bushel).
  • Increase energy use efficiency by 10% (BTUs per year).
  • Reduce total greenhouse gas emissions by 10% (pounds CO2-equivalent gases emitted per year).

The U.S. soy industry strives to be a global leader on sustainability. By 2025, we aim to further reduce land use, soil erosion, and greenhouse gas emission while increasing energy efficiency.