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The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) continues to keep a close eye on the latest legislative developments in St. Paul as the 2024 legislative session enters its final weeks. By being proactive and supporting a lobbying team that stays abreast…


Demand is high for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) new Soil Health Financial Assistance Grant. MDA recently awarded 81 grants to individual producers, producer groups, and local governments to purchase or retrofit soil health equipment. The grants, which are…


Bob Worth, the president of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA), isn’t one who gets nervous often during meetings with legislators and regulators. Twenty years of farmer advocacy at the state and national levels has had a calming effect. But…


golf

No one said supporting the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) must be all work and no play. Sometimes, supporting MSGA’s advocacy efforts is as simple as teeing up a golf ball and smashing it down the fairway. OK, well that…


capitol

For U.S. soybean farmers, the trade war with China that began more than five years ago does not seem so distant — especially with tit-for-tat tariffs levied during that time technically still in place. Josh Gackle, who grows soybeans in…


soybean news

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has announced the recipients of its 2024 Noxious Weed and Invasive Plant Grant. Eleven projects totaling $150,000 were awarded though the grant. The money awarded to cities, counties, townships, conservation districts and tribal nations…


The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) is mourning the passing of former President Bruce Schmoll, a beloved farmer leader who died March 16, 2024, at the age of 70. “Bruce was such a good leader and friend,” MSGA President Bob…


While Minnesota farmers make final preparations for the 2024 planting season, a team of directors met with federal legislators in Washington, D.C., on March 14 to underscore the urgent need to pass a new Farm Bill. “The Farm Bill truly…