It's critical now more than ever to tell the story of agriculture. Here are a handful of infographics from the United Soybean Board that illustrate the importance of trade, livestock, transportation and other industries that affect agriculture.
1. Biodiesel and animal agriculture
Did you know biodiesel helps the animal-agriculture sector? Biodiesel raises demand for soy oil, which, in turn, lowers the price of soy meal. This infographic highlights research conducted through the soy checkoff that shows just how these two areas of demand relate to each other.
One out of every four rows of U.S. soy goes to China, making it U.S. soybean farmers’ largest export market. This infographic reiterates just how much China impacts U.S. soy demand.
3. Soybean composition
The soy checkoff talks a lot about all the uses for soy. This graphic breaks down a soybean to show how soy can be used for many different things all at the same time.
4. Transportation: locks and dams
The U.S. river system plays an important role in transporting grain and oilseeds to export markets. Use this graphic to show the efficiency of barges vs. shipping soy by rail and road.
5. Transportation matters
Roads, rails and rivers all factor into marketing U.S. soy. This graphic takes a look at all the paths U.S. soy takes to its end customers, whether they’re in the United States or other countries.
6. Animal ag
This infographic depicts U.S. soybean farmers’ No. 1 customer: animal agriculture. Take a look at just how much soy our animal-farmer partners feed to their herds.