Today’s Modern Agriculture

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Farming is a family affair; in fact, nearly 99% U.S. farms are family farms. And those families work 90% of the land and are responsible for 89% of farm production, according to USDA.


Our North Dakota soybean producers are from all types of farms — from varying generations to commodities grown and animals raised, geography and more. But they all have one thing in common: their passion for farming and the families behind them.


Soybeans and soybean farmers have a great story to tell. Agriculture is an important facet of North Dakota’s economy and rural fabric. Even though farming over the years, farmers’ commitment to producing safe, affordable food in a sustainable manner has not wavered.


As fewer North Dakotans became directly involved in farming, the disconnect between farmers and non-farmers as well as the general knowledge about today’s agriculture has changed. Consumers now have more questions, and even some concerns, about the origins of their food.


To learn more about soy as part of health and nutrition, along with the benefits of sustainably grown U.S. soybeans, including heart-healthy soybean oil and soy protein, visit Soy Connection at

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