We finished up combining soybeans. We have moved on to the corn.
We don’t feed our soybeans to the cows on our farm, so we sell everything we plant. The beans are stored in a big bin and then trucked to a soybean processing plant.
Soy is a healthy topic as this blog post was spurred by "The Bean". There are many Soybeans are also processed and used as feed for pork and chickens. We round bale some of the bean straw to feed to the cattle and add fiber to their diets.
Soybeans can be found in many food products such as:Bread, Frozen desserts, Instant milk drinks, Pancake flour, Pie crust, Candy ingredients, Cookies, crackers and snack foods, Cooking oils, Creamers, Liquid shortening, Margarine, Mayonnaise, Salad oils, Vegetable shortening, Soymilk, Soy sauce, and Tofu.
Soybeans can be found in many other products such as:
Caulking compounds, Diesel fuel, inks, printing, Paints, Putty, Cosmetics, Soaps/shampoo/detergents, candles, Colors, Calf milk replacers, Fish food, Pet foods, Poultry feeds, Swine feeds, Textiles, and many other products.
Soybeans are rotated with corn each year as soybeans put nitrogen and other nutrients back into the soil. Corn is a nitrogen and nutrient depleter of the soil. Crop rotation on our farm is used in all of the fields.