Farmers who grow high oleic varieties see performance comparable with other varieties on their farm, making them more likely to continue planting them. Satisfaction is most noticeable in growth in acreage, which has increased exponentially year-over-year.
With the onset of trans fat labeling in the U.S. in the mid-2000s, the food industry largely phased out partially hydrogenated oils from ingredients. Since that time, the soybean industry has looked to offer a partially hydrogenated oil alternative that serves food industry functionality needs, but also helps regain market share for U.S. soybean farmers. High oleic soybean oil was the result. More consumer and industry needs will be met as additional trait-enhanced soybean oils enter the marketplace in the future.
Interested in learning more about high oleic soybeans? Visit our farmer-focused initiative led by the United Soybean Board at www.soyinnovation.com.