Innovation is a Priority for the Soy Checkoff
The soy checkoff creates value for farmers through research, education and promotion across three priority areas -- one of those being including Innovation & Technology. Ed Lammers, United Soybean Board Secretary and Nebraska farmer, says farmer leaders are looking for innovations in areas like planting and seed development.
Lammers… “We're looking at investments that help us discover new and innovative ways to farm and expand market opportunities. In ’23, investments impacted improving production and expanding markets across animal agriculture and soy foods.”
Lammers added that biofuels remain an important priority for soy producers.
Lammers… “So, there's a lot of investments going in there anywhere from the SAF (sustainable aviation fuel). We're very interested in that — it's a large market. We're trying to decipher what we can be a part of a player in that, and then the railroads, big markets. I mean, we're trying to understand those marketplaces and see what we can do to utilize our soybean oil in those kinds of markets. Asphalt, lubricants, plastics are another great opportunity for soy oil. Our soybean oil is a biodegradable product, and it's environmentally friendly.”
Learn more at unitedsoybean.org.