Soybean Industry in Arkansas: New Documentary and Website Launches

The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board (ASPB) released its Arkansas soybean documentary this week. The documentary covers the 91-year history of the soybean industry in the Natural State. Viewers will learn how Arkansas received a top-ten ranking in the U.S. for soybean production and more about Arkansas’s largest row crop.

In addition to the documentary, the ASPB launched its new website,, which hosts the documentary on the homepage. The new website offers content and information for a broad scope of audiences. Soybean growers will find production research data, podcasts and production tools. Arkansas high school and college students can use the website to find information about careers in soybean agriculture. Consumers will find recipes using soy ingredients, both for food and beauty products.
“Our objective is to inform Arkansans about all aspects of soybean production and the crop’s many uses,” said Gary Sitzer, chair of the ASPB and a soybean grower in Poinsett County. “The new documentary catalogs the soybean industry’s history, and the new website provides tools and information for today and beyond. We’re proud to be a part of continuing Arkansas’s strong agriculture legacy.”
The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, established to improve the sustainability and profitability of the soybean industry in Arkansas, consists of soybean producers nominated by various producer organizations within Arkansas and appointed by the governor.