98% of U.S. farms are family-owned and sustainability is a top priority for local farmers in South Dakota. Learn about how your food travels from farm to table at HungryforTruthSD.com.
Hungry for Truth is an initiative from the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. It was developed and is funded exclusively by South Dakota soybean farmers and their checkoff. Hungry for Truth is designed to encourage open discussions about food between South Dakotans and the farmers who grow it. The initiative incorporates multiple ways to spur conversations, including events, advertising, social media, news coverage and more. We’re putting it all on the table to have open, honest conversations about how our food is grown and raised.
South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council FAQ
What is the Hungry for Truth initiative?
Hungry for Truth is an initiative from the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council designed to encourage open discussions about food between South Dakotans and the farmers who grow it.
How can I find out more about how my food gets from farm to plate?
Hungry for Truth is active on social media and on our blog, constantly sharing updates on the latest in food and farming. Visit the website to see interviews with real South Dakota farmers and hear what life is like on the farm.
Are most farms in South Dakota family-owned?
Yes! In fact, 97 percent of farms in South Dakota are owned by families. Many of these families have been farming for generations.
How do South Dakota farmers ensure they farm sustainably?
To farmers, sustainability means always looking for ways to improve so their farms stay productive for many years and generations to come. Farmers use technology to be as precise as possible when planting seeds and using crop inputs like pesticides. These continuous improvements mean less soil erosion, less fuel and less water used per bushel of soybeans grown.
What are GMOs?
In farming, GMOs are made through a process called biotechnology, which adds naturally existing genes into a plant to achieve a favorable characteristic, like resistance to insects or the ability to grow with less water. Extensive scientific studies confirm they are as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts.