New soybean seed trait meets consumer preferences and farmers’ results
The US soybean industry continues to drive demand through innovation for soybean producers and end users. With funding and support from the Soybean Levy, the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council is leading efforts to build momentum for SOYLEIC (Soy-LAY-ick), a non-GMO soybean variety containing high oleic acid technology . This variety will give farmers a chance to meet the needs of end users for high oleic oil for specific markets. “SOYLEIC is the latest example of the value the levy brings to soybean producers by providing research funding investments that translate into innovations that farmers can implement now to maximize profit opportunities,” said said Meagan Kaiser, treasurer of USB. “The reliability provided by US soybean producers can meet end-user demand, expand and strengthen market share in the food industry, and diversify their acres, thereby improving farm profitability.” SOYLEIC seeds will be distributed over approximately 40,000 acres in 14 states, from Georgia to Minnesota, during the 2021 growing season. A new website, www.soyleic.com, is now available for more information for health-conscious farmers, researchers, chefs and consumers. High oleic soybean oil offers increased functionality and contains no trans fat. It creates nutritional food for humans and food for animal feed while providing a diverse and value-added planting option for farmers.