Emerging and International Markets

Through a global network of international offices and strong support in the U.S., the U.S. Soybean Export Council helps build a preference for U.S. soybeans and soybean products, advocate for the use of soy in feed, aquaculture and human consumption, promote the benefits of soy use through education and connect industry leaders through a robust membership program. Find out more at www.ussec.org

Sustainability

U.S. soybean farmers take a lot of pride in producing a top quality soybean in a manner that’s responsible and respectful to our land and resources. As more customers demand sustainably produced products, it’s important for all soybean farmers to consider practices that will meet those demands for their farms. Find out more about the U.S. Soybean Sustainability Protocol at  http://ussoy.org/?fact=sustainability

Farming on the Shores of the Chesapeake

With nearly a third of Maryland’s land mass in farming, and almost the entire state within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, how Maryland farmers manage their land has a huge impact on the health of the Bay. From relatively low-tech approaches like cover crops and fencing cattle out of streams to high-tech equipment like GPS and variable rate application of fertilizer, Maryland farmers embrace conservation. In the process, they’ve increased their sustainability, while achieving goals like improving water quality and reducing soil erosion at the same time.

While every farm is different – different soils, different crops, different topography – Maryland farmers share the same commitment to protecting our state’s Chesapeake treasure. Many farmers go above and beyond the state’s nutrient management requirements and place additional conservation measures on their farms. MSB supports a voluntary certification program that recognizes our farmers for their outstanding stewardship of our land and water.

Learn more about it.

More than 98% of Maryland farms are family owned & operated by individuals or family partnerships.

In 1950, One farmer produced enough food to feed 30 people. Today, thanks to innovative technology, one farmer produces enough food to feed 155 people.

Farming contributes about $13 billion to the Maryland economy annually.