American soy is a reliable solution for our health *and* the planet — the whole story
Like biodegradable plastics and water conservation, US Soy is a major player in the sustainability movement. It starts with American soybean farmers who are committed to sustainable agriculture and continuous innovation. As self-proclaimed stewards of the land, these farmers use renewable farming practices to create and maintain healthy soil for future generations.
Through practices like crop rotation, cover crops, and no-till, American soybean farmers are working to increase carbon in the soil and reduce carbon in the atmosphere. This process is called carbon sequestration. And their efforts are paying off. Since 1980, U.S. soybean producers have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 43% and energy consumption per bushel by 46%.
Climate-friendly agriculture is one aspect of the sustainability of US-grown soybeans, and technology is another. Through the use of biotechnology, U.S. soybean producers can reduce herbicide use and reduce weed and insect pressure, resulting in higher yields of high-quality soybeans. With precision farming, GPS and satellite mapping, these farmers can improve seeding and spraying while optimizing their land more sustainably. Sounds like an inspiring future in the works!