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Q&A with the Minnesota Department of Commerce Q: Minnesota’s biodiesel mandate changes throughout the year. What levels am I required to have in my bulk storage tank throughout the year? A: The Minnesota biodiesel mandate applies to sales of diesel…


Bob Worth has met his share of important people and shook many hands during his 13 years visiting Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) and the American Soybean Association (ASA). This week, Worth was present…


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced this week that producers who purchased or plan to purchase the 2019 Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) policy should report Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) election intentions…


In late February, Andy Pulk and his wife, Heidi, were all set to fly to Orlando, Fla., for Commodity Classic. The Wannaska farmers were anticipating a reprieve from a brutal Minnesota winter; they were planning to make the trip a…


A group of Minnesota soybean farmers attended Commodity Classic last week in Orlando, Fla., representing the state at the American Soybean Association (ASA) Voting Delegate Session. Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused educational and agricultural experience, produced by soybean,…


The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) participated in a “Ag Innovation During Changing Times” presentation before the House Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division Tuesday in St. Paul. MSGA Director Mike Skaug testified about the benefits of a soybean…


The American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers announced last Friday their support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Mexico and Canada account for 25 percent of all U.S. agriculture exports and…


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue provided the first target dates for implementing the 2018 farm bill, saying the first payments to dairy producers could be delivered in July. Perdue told  lawmakers Wednesday that the White House is working…


Minnesota farmers may seek assistance from the Rural Finance Authority’s (RFA) Restructure Loan program if they have good credit but are having trouble with cash flow, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced. The Restructure Loan program is available for refinancing…


St. Paul

A winter storm warning across much of Minnesota did not stop a group of 13 soybean farmers from making their way to St. Paul Wednesday to kick off their first official Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) Hill Visit of the…