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Bill Zurn and Gene Stoel, both directors with the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC), were named to the United Soybean Board (USB) along with 41 other farmer leaders, the USDA announced this week. “I truly appreciate the time…


Stigma is defined as a disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality or person according to dictionary.com. Suicide in the farming community has its own special twist to the stigma word. “Farmers currently live on the same income they had…


This article will appear in the upcoming November-December 2019 issue of Soybean Business. U.S. soldiers serving overseas frequently find themselves working in all types of extreme weather conditions. Spending so much time outdoors in dry, windy climates often wreaks havoc…


The University of Minnesota Extension forestry and crops programs are offering a new course to farmers who own woodlands. Starting in late November, the Farms and Woodlands class, with financial support from the soybean checkoff, is specifically designed for landowners…


Minnesota is the only state in the country to support organized corn and soybean counties. Each year, these 44 grassroots counties, each led by farmer volunteers, use checkoff dollars to promote agriculture in their communities – from parades to educational…


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It’s not every day a young Minnesota farmer gets the opportunity to share the story of agriculture to an international audience, but this is exactly what Oliver Trebesch, son of Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) Chair Cole Trebesch,…


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What’s good for Iowa soybean farms may not be so great for Georgia soils. But one thing is certain: Farmers embrace the importance and value of sustainable practices regardless of region. Farmers continually evaluate which integrated systems approach works best…


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Agricultural producers can now enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who enrolled farms for the…