Soy Growers Take Sustainability Seriously

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Soy Growers Take Sustainability Seriously Previous articleChina Needs Supply-Side Agriculture ReformsNext articleBarriers to Greatness in Agriculture Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Mar 8, 2016 Soy sustainabilityU.S. soybean farmers practice sustainability in order to survive and that’s a message they need to share with end users of their products who are growing more persistent in their demand for sustainably produced products. Mike Beard from Frankfort, Indiana is a director on the United Soybean Board who manned their trade show booth at Commodity Classic last week. USB’s goal was to make sure farmers understand the sustainability link to their bottom line.“Sustainability impacts our bottom line in a subtle way in that our customers, our end users are serving their customers and those customers are asking them about the sustainability aspects of the soybean that they’re buying,” he explained. “So without that ability to claim sustainability our market share has the potential to lose customers.”Beard told HAT he spent time with growers making sure they know in what ways they are sustainable.“Things as simple as crop rotation, as reduced tillage, no-till, pest management, nutrient management, the record keeping that we’re all forced to do today. Most of the farmers we talked to today have yield monitors or more technology in their equipment. The guidance systems also relate to our sustainability by not over applying pesticides and other chemicals. And then our overall conservation attitude of all of us who are U.S. soy producers.”Beard also said the multiple visits each year to the Farm Service Agency offices serve to document certain sustainability efforts by the nation’s farmers. His message is pay attention to your sustainability on the farm because when the market goes away prices suffer. SHARE SHARE Soy Growers Take Sustainability Seriously Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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New Chickn4U sets opening events

first_img WhatsApp New Chickn4U sets opening events Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Chickn4U logo Previous articleStudent film screeningNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Dream big on Gulf admincenter_img Local News Pinterest Chickn4U Facebook pageChickn4U has scheduled the following Chick Us Out grand opening weekend events at its new location at 4101 Billy Hext Road.Thursday: 10 a.m., ribbon cutting.Friday: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., DJ, music and balloons.Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., grand opening party with music, prizes, dancing, face painting, eating contest and more.All events are open to the public. Twitter Pinterest By admin – January 24, 2018 last_img read more

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