Farmer Commitment

Soybeans are one of the most versatile, affordable, nutritious crops in our food supply. U.S. soybean farmers are excited about the new innovations and latest oil technologies that continue to drive the soybean industry forward. Soybean farmers have always embraced technology. In general, technological advances can help make farms more profitable and have environmental benefits that help farmers be better stewards of the land.

tile-10The United Soybean Board, QUALISOY and U.S. soybean farmers are committed to the success of high oleic soybeans.

The United Soybean Board and QUALISOY recently demonstrated their commitment to the success of new innovations with a pledge of $60 million over five years to quickly expand seed production of high oleic soybean varieties across a wide geography and market high oleic soybean oil to food companies and other stakeholders. The soy checkoff is committed to the success of high oleic soybeans because they can help redefine the global competitiveness of U.S. soy. High oleic soybeans open up markets in both the food and industrial sectors. The soybean industry continues to look to the future to determine which traits, products and processes most benefit end users.

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Farmers who grow high oleic varieties see performance comparable with other varieties on their farm, making them more likely to continue planting them. Satisfaction is most noticeable in growth in acreage, which has increased exponentially year-over-year.

With the onset of trans fat labeling in the U.S. in the mid-2000s, the food industry largely phased out partially hydrogenated oils from ingredients. Since that time, the soybean industry has looked to offer a partially hydrogenated oil alternative that serves food industry functionality needs, but also helps regain market share for U.S. soybean farmers. High oleic soybean oil was the result. More consumer and industry needs will be met as additional trait-enhanced soybean oils enter the marketplace in the future.

Interested in learning more about high oleic soybeans? Visit our farmer-focused initiative led by the United Soybean Board at www.soyinnovation.com.