Soybean markets have rebounded tremendously over the first half of 2021 after an extended period that was hampered by any number of factors, from international trade conflicts to African swine fever in China to economic disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
They may not replace hogs and poultry as prime soybean consumers anytime soon, but growth in fish and shrimp production growth is opening a whole new world of opportunities for South Dakota soy products. Although most fish production happens overseas or in coastal waters, aquaculture innovation is happening closer to home than many people realize.
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the American Institute of Architects East Tennessee have honored a project spearheaded by the University of Tennessee (UT) College of Architecture and Design. As an urban non-profit farm and educational center, UT’s award-winning Beardsley Farm grows food for local Knoxville hunger relief organizations and shelters.
There’s a reason soybeans are called the “Miracle Bean.” In addition to being used as high-quality livestock feed and exported across the globe to feed people and animals, soybean-derived ingredients are also in thousands of food and household products.
About 50 grower leaders, state soybean staff and USSEC employees traveled to Villahermosa, Mexico to learn about existing opportunities and the future expansion of the aquaculture industry at the 2016 U.S. Soy QSSB Aquaculture Educational Opportunity from January 12-14.
American Soybean Association (ASA) President Wade Cowan has confirmed the election of ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) officers and committee members for 2015-2016. Monica McCranie, a soybean farmer from Claremont, was elected as Treasurer. Other officers include: Chairman Lucas Heinen (Kan.); Vice Chair Dean Coleman (Iowa); and Secretary Daryl Cates (Ill.)