Small ideas, if carefully planted and nurtured, can erupt into huge markets that can gobble up the soybeans you grow.

This special report details how a few of these ideas have grown into new or potential markets, with consumption measured in the tens of millions of bushels. Many of these products or uses didn't even exist 20 years ago. For ideas, it took time — and funding — to generate research, build momentum and convince manufacturers that soybeans deserved a look.

Today, a few of these ideas have grown into products that easily utilize the entire production of entire states. And as you'll read, the potential in many cases has hardly been tapped.