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ASA says there’s potential for new biotech soy varieties

The director of government affairs for the American Soybean Association says farmers can benefit from advancements in technology. Kyle Kunkler says developers are developing new specialty soybean varieties to meet market demand.  “Developers are introducing new genes that will produce certain proteins that are going to better suit these... Read More.

Industry challenges outlined at ISA Summer Soy Series

An ag sustainability specialist says soybean farmers face a number of challenges in the year ahead. Matt Herman, chief officer of demand and advocacy for the Iowa Soybean Association, says climate is near the top of the list. “We are dealing with some really... Read More.

Industry outlook highlights ISA Summer Soy Series

Soybean farmers across the Midwest have been following key trends that can help them position their farms for success. Aaron Putze with the Iowa Soybean Association says an increase in soybean meal demand is expected. “It’s going to be competitively priced,” he said. “Our... Read More.

Kikkoman begins construction on new Wisconsin soy sauce plant

(Photo: Jefferson, WI groundbreaking ceremony provided by Kikkoman) The world’s leading producer of traditionally-brewed soy sauce has started it’s Wisconsin expansion project.  Kikkoman announced the expansion plan earlier this year and broke ground Wednesday at their new Jefferson site.  The new facility will produce... Read More.

NEXTILE challenges students to create soy textiles

U.S. Soy’s new textile design challenge is awarding college students for creating innovative multifunctional fabric using soy-based products. United Soybean Board director and Michigan soybean farmer Carla Schultz served as a judge this year. “It’s been incredible to see how those soybeans come to life... Read More.

Iowa soybean farmers to celebrate National Soy Foods Month in April

An Iowa Soybean Association director says soy is a valuable protein source. April Hemmes tells Brownfield soybeans are packed with other nutrients including B vitamins, fiber, iron, calcium and phytonutrients. “When farmers think about soy, you don’t automatically go to the human use and... Read More.

Emerging Markets for U.S. Soy in Southeast Asia

Global demand for protein has increased more than 250% since 1990, and the Iowa Soybean Association says that’s in part thanks to farmer-led efforts and their checkoff investment. On this week’s episode of Seeds of Success, an ISA leader says a great example of... Read More.

Soy is Part of the Solution for Animal Agriculture

Did you know the number one consumer of soybeans is the animal agriculture sector?  Specifically the swine industry. In this Managing for Profit, Brock Willard an Illinois soybean farmer says soybean meal helps the animal feed industry to provide top notch nutrition. ...

Will soy exports start to pick up steam?

An ag economist says he remains optimistic about U.S. soybean exports despite a slow start to the year. Mac Marshall vice president of market intelligence for the United Soybean Board. “We’re in early February, so we’re past that crest of the year when we’re... Read More.

Corn, soy exports heading in opposite direction

A market analyst suggests U.S. corn and soybean exports are heading in opposite directions. Jeff Peterson with Heartland Farm Partners says corn projections look pretty good with export sales about 30 percent higher compared to a year ago. “I’m talking crop year-to-date, starting on September... Read More.