USB Brings Sustainability Tool to IL and IN

Kelly MarshallAg Group, CTIC, Soybeans, sustainability, USB

The United Soybean Board (USB) and Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) are beginning a new project to help soy growers in Illinois and Indiana improve sustainability. Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture’s Fieldprint® Calculator is a software tool that allows users to see where their operation needs changes and how their farm can improve sustainability and greater efficiency. … Read More

USB Appoints 17 New Farmer-Leaders

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Soybeans, USB

Tom Vilsack has appointed 17 farmers from across the country to serve as directors on the United Soybean Board (USB).  The appointees will be sworn in at the upcoming annual meeting in St. Louis. Five of the directors are newly added, 12 are returning members.  The USDA has also announced that the USB will be increasing their farmer-leaders from 70 to … Read More

Soybeans Key Part of NASA’s Earth Day

John DavisAg Group, Agribusiness, Government, Satellite, Soybeans, USB

Soybeans were a prominent part of NASA’s recent Earth Day celebration at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The United Soybean Board (USB) shared how U.S. farmers use science and satellites to grow a sustainable crop that is a rapidly renewable source for food, feed, biodiesel and diverse biobased products. USB partnered with NASA/KSC to add soy and biobased. For the … Read More

Soybean Leaders Talk Biotech in China

Cindy ZimmermanASA, Audio, International, Soybeans, trade, USB

Representatives from U.S. soybean organizations are in China this week joining their counterparts from several other countries to discuss the biotech-approval process there. United Soybean Board (USB) chairman Bob Haselwood of Kansas, the American Soybean Association (ASA) president Wade Cowan of Texas, and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) chair Laura Foell of Iowa teamed up with their fellow soybean … Read More

New Cert in Sustainability for Certified Crop Advisers

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, ASA, environment, Farm Management, Soybeans, USB

There is a new certification focused on sustainable agricultural practices developed by the United Soybean Board (USB), American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and the International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA). The certification will ensure best management practices are used by the industry. “The majority of U.S. soybean farmers are using sustainable practices, but we want to continue to improve our operations,” … Read More

NCGA Joins USB, Taking Action on Weeds

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Corn, NCGA, Soybeans, USB, Weed control

The National Corn Growers Association has added a new “Take Action on Weeds” section to its website as a resource of farmers combating herbicide resistance issues. This resource, developed by the United Soybean Board through its Take Action program, offers a wide array of information developed over several years to help farmers combat weed resistance through best management practices. “The … Read More