Soybean Farming Practices
Agriculture is an essential industry to the U.S. economy. U.S. soybean farmers work hard to help ensure shelves are stocked and families are fed around the world. In fact, American farmers work every day to sustainably grow 70% more food by 2050 to feed our rising population, which is expected to increase by 2 billion people over the next 30 years. Soybeans are one of the most versatile and resilient plants and in the U.S., soybeans are sustainably grown. Soybean farming involves growing genetically modified and non-genetically modified beans using both conventional and organic farming practices to meet consumer demand.
Once harvested, soybeans have a range of uses. Most farmers grow beans that are sold as animal feed or processed into soybean oil. Soybean oil uses include cooking oil, often sold at retail as "vegetable oil", or used by the food industry in products and on menus. Soybean oil also has industrial applications, and is used for rubber, lubricants and adhesives. Others grow high-protein beans that are made into soyfoods like tofu.
No matter the soybean use, for all U.S. soybean farmers, agriculture and soybean farming are more than a job – it’s their life, legacy and passion. But don’t take it from us, ask a U.S. soybean farmer yourself.
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