Managing for Profit
There’s profit potential in high oleic soybeans
High oleic soybean acreage is slowly growing but is on the cusp of significant increases. “You’ve got some decent growth,” says John Jansen with the United Soybean Board, “I think we could have had more, but we just don’t have enough planting seed currently.” There were 600,000 acres of high oleic soybeans grown in the U.S. this past year, and, says Jansen, that will likely climb to 850,000 acres this coming season. Some high oleic varieties are genetically modified, while some are non-GMO.