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  • 17 Farmer-Leaders Appointed to United Soybean Board

    17 Farmer-Leaders Appointed to United Soybean Board

    After being appointed by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, 17 farmer-leaders from across the country will be sworn in as directors of the United Soybean Board (USB) at its upcoming annual meeting. The 17 soybean farmers will include five new ...

  • High Oleic Soybeans Introduced for 2016 Planting in Iowa

    High Oleic Soybeans Introduced for 2016 Planting in Iowa

    Iowa farmers will have an additional profit opportunity in 2016 when high oleic soybeans become available for planting in the state for the first time. “This is different for Iowans, since we’re usually first to get a new soybean ...

  • National Soy Checkoff Targets Soybean Innovation for Farmer Profit Opportunities

    National Soy Checkoff Targets Soybean Innovation for Farmer Profit Opportunities

    Maximizing the profit potential of every U.S. soybean farmer means seeing beyond today; it means driving soybean innovation in products and services to meet customers’ needs tomorrow. That’s why the farmer-leaders of the national soy ...

  • Big Fish in the Pond – From U.S. Soybean Fields to Global Aquaculture

    Big Fish in the Pond – From U.S. Soybean Fields to Global Aquaculture

    You’ve heard the predictions – the world’s population is supposed to climb to a staggering 9 billion people by the year 2050, increasing the pressure on the 2 percent of Americans who farm today to produce food, feed, fiber and ...

  • Soybean farmers prepared for phase out of partially hydrogenated oils

    Soybean farmers prepared for phase out of partially hydrogenated oils

    Trans fats have been an active part of the soy industry’s vernacular for decades. And, for the past decade, the industry – including the farmers who grow soybeans – have been working on solutions to meet food-customer needs for a ...

  • Checkoff Hopes New Test Gives Farmers Access to More Bridges

    Checkoff Hopes New Test Gives Farmers Access to More Bridges

    There are a lot of factors in agriculture that farmers can’t control. So when a farmer has conquered countless unpredictable scenarios — drought, flood, snow, hail — it only becomes that much more frustrating and expensive when he ...

  • Global Soybean Stakeholders Monetize Biotech-Approval Delays

    Global Soybean Stakeholders Monetize Biotech-Approval Delays

    A new white paper shows that a three-year postponement in global approval of biotech-enhanced soybean traits any time in the next 10 years would cost farmers and consumers a total of nearly $19 billion, compared with typical approval timelines. ...

  • Soy Checkoff Positions U.S. Soy Industry as Global Leader

    Soy Checkoff Positions U.S. Soy Industry as Global Leader

    When farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board (USB) wrote the organization’s current long-range strategic plan, they included their vision that U.S. soybeans will be the leader of the global oilseed industry. This summer, USB will join the ...

  • See For Yourself – To Soybeans and Beyond

    See For Yourself – To Soybeans and Beyond

    Many soybeans have been delivered to the elevator, but where will they go next? The soy checkoff invites farmers to find the answer to this question and learn about the impact that U.S. soy’s biggest customers make on farmers’ bottom ...

  • New Chairman Elected to Keep Moving Checkoff Forward

    New Chairman Elected to Keep Moving Checkoff Forward

    Bob Haselwood, soybean farmer from Berryton, Kansas, has been elected by his fellow United Soybean Board (USB) farmer-directors to lead the board in investing soy checkoff funds for the next year. In addition to the support from the other 69 farmer ...

  • USDA Announces 19 USB Farmer-Director Appointments

    USDA Announces 19 USB Farmer-Director Appointments

    Nineteen farmer-leaders will be sworn in as directors of the United Soybean Board (USB) in December, after their recent appointments by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The 19 soybean farmers from across the United States include five new ...

  • New Calculator Can Help Soybean Farmers with Seed Decisions

    New Calculator Can Help Soybean Farmers with Seed Decisions

    Facing lower soybean cash prices this year, farmers are looking for opportunities to add to their bottom lines. Growing identity-preserved (IP) soybeans is one option for additional profit opportunities, but the costs can seem overwhelming to ...

  • U.S. Soybean Farmers Witness Direct Impact of Soy Checkoff’s Efforts

    U.S. Soybean Farmers Witness Direct Impact of Soy Checkoff’s Efforts

    Ten U.S. soybean farmers participated in the United Soybean Board’s (USB’s) 2014 See for Yourself program to learn about their customers beyond the elevator and the soy checkoff’s role in marketing U.S. soy to those customers. This ...

  • Export Customers Commit to Buy $2.3 Billion of U.S. Soy

    Export Customers Commit to Buy $2.3 Billion of U.S. Soy

    Buyers from China at the second-annual, soy-checkoff-funded U.S. Global Trade Exchange have agreed to buy $2.3 billion of U.S. soy totaling 176 million bushels of U.S. soybeans, marking the second consecutive year that the gathering has generated ...

  • Soybean Exports Brewing in Milwaukee

    Soybean Exports Brewing in Milwaukee

    “Brew City” recently became “Soy City” as more than 270 representatives of major international companies interested in importing U.S. soy came together for the second annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange in Milwaukee. Areas ...

  • For Soybean Insect-Pest Management, There’s No Substitute for Scouting a Field, Says Researcher

    For Soybean Insect-Pest Management, There’s No Substitute for Scouting a Field, Says Researcher

    The weather in the Mid-South region causes intense pest pressure for row-crop farmers. To maintain yields, farmers in this area must treat numerous insect pests, more so than farmers in other areas of the country, according to Mississippi Extension ...

  • Stored Grain Poses Danger

    Stored Grain Poses Danger

    Remember these safety reminders when working around full bins If you have any grain left from last fall’s harvest and plan to clean out your bins once you finish planting, remember not to enter a bin when unloading or breaking up a mass of ...

  • Challenges in China Don’t Deter U.S. Soybean Export Demand

    Challenges in China Don’t Deter U.S. Soybean Export Demand

    Defaults, defers and delays on as much as two million metric tons of soy shipments to China have U.S. soybean farmers questioning whether the No. 1 importer of U.S. soy will continue to be a reliable market moving forward. But the head of the soy ...

  • Three Ways to Support Poultry and Livestock through Soybean Quality

    Three Ways to Support Poultry and Livestock through Soybean Quality

    Soybean meal is the most widely used source of protein for poultry and pigs in the United States and abroad.  It is estimated that more than 75 percent of all soybean meal produced in the world is fed to poultry and pigs.  Dairy cows also ...

  • Treated Seed and Soybeans Don’t Mix

    Treated Seed and Soybeans Don’t Mix

    After you’re finished planting, you may be tempted to dump your remaining seed in with any soybeans you still have from last year’s harvest. Don’t. “It is illegal in the United States to put treated seed into your soybeans ...