Soybeans are Indiana’s second largest crop (corn is the largest). And the yields we produce make our state the 3rd largest soybean producer in the United States. Nearly 10 percent of our nation’s soybean crop is grown right here in Indiana.
What’s so great about these little beans? For one, they’re a great source of protein. Per acre, soybeans produce more protein than any other crop. But what really sets them apart is how versatile they are. They’re not only a great food source for humans and livestock, they produce oil that is used for cooking. Did you know that if it’s labeled vegetable oil in the grocery, it’s soybean oil? Soybeans can also be made into hundreds of products - everything from tofu to plywood, plastics, candle wax and crayons.
Soybean ink is now used in 95 percent of circulating newspapers.
Soybean meal is used as a feed ingredient for pigs, poultry, cows and fish.
Discover the different uses of soybeans and the many paths they take from the farm to you. Download these resources below:
Soybeans arrive to you in many different forms. Download the PDF below to see all of them.
A Soybean's Journey
Learn about how transportation costs affect the cost of soybeans with the PDF below
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