Soy Checkoff Promotes Sustainable Solutions

An increased emphasis on sustainability, particularly in agriculture, have commodity groups promoting their efforts and encouraging more farmers to adopt the practices.  The United Soybean Board has funded research into additional uses for soyoil, many of which were on display at last week’s Commodity Classic in Orlando.  Northeast Missouri soybean farmer Meagan Kaiser is the chair of the United Soybean Board.

Kaiser says checkoff-funded research is paying off, with several companies finding soyoil products not only more sustainable than their petroleum-based counterparts, but also better quality.

The United Soybean Board recently launched the Farmers for Soil Health Initiative with the National Corn Growers Association and National Pork Board, encouraging farmers to adopt climate-smart practices and bring more value to their commodities.  The initiative received over $90 million in funding from USDA’s Partnership for Climate-Smart Initiatives.