Sustainability of U.S. Soybean Production


Task Force Author(s)

Anne Dorrance
Robert Hoeft
David Onstad
James Orf
Paul Porter
Stanley Spurlock
Bryan Young

Task Force Reviewers

Jim Beuerlein
Allan Felsot
Leonard Gianessi
Matt Liebman
Gyles Randall

Project Manager

Larry Heatherly

Task Force Board Liaison

John Havlin
Richard Joost
Todd Peterson
Special Publications
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This new CAST Special Publication (SP 30), "Sustainability of U.S. Soybean Production: Conventional, Transgenic, and Organic Production Systems," documents the ecological and economic implications of the various systems used in U.S. soybean production. Soybean production has changed in the United States since its first introduction in the mid-1880s. Initially, the crop was produced mainly for forage and received only minimal inputs. Today, soybeans have become a major source of protein in animal diets and vegetable oils for human consumption.Considering this dramatic change, CAST is providing a comprehensive literature review that evaluates U.S. soybean production systems currently in use with respect to their environmental and economic sustainability. Project Manager/Lead Author: Larry Heatherly, Agronomic Advisor, Seymour, Tennessee. SP30, June 2009, 96 pp.$18.00 U.S. (plus shipping). Quantity Discounts: Discounts are offered for purchases of 6+ copies of the same publication sent to a single address. Orders of 6 through 99 copies are discounted 25% from listed prices. Orders of 100 or more copies are discounted 35%.  Please contact the CAST office to place a discounted order.


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