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In a hopeful sign for Minnesota farmers, the U.S. and Japan agreed to a trade pact this week that reduces tariffs on agriculture products, including soybean meal, beef and pork. The deal was announced by President Donald Trump and Japanese…


Congresswoman calls for expansion of biodiesel tax credits After visiting the farm of Brad Hovel in Cannon Falls, and hearing about the importance of biofuels production in Minnesota’s farm economy, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig continued her fight for stability in…


Agriculture trade was front and center this week in Bogotá, Colombia in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) largest ever trade mission. “We are anxious to leave no stone unturned when it comes to trade,” USDA Under Secretary…


Bill Gordon, vice president of the American Soybean Association, will be embarking to Colombia and Peru with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) in conjunction with the USDA’s biggest international trade mission. Gordon will be joined by a representative from…


On Thursday, May 30, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson will host a town hall on agriculture issues in Marshall. Peterson, who represents Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District in the west and northwest portion of the state, will meet with constituents…


Soybean crush, biodiesel facility aims to transform northwest Minnesota’s ag economy Funding for a soybean crush and biodiesel facility in Crookston is no longer a pipe dream for Minnesota agriculture. This week, Gov. Tim Walz signed the omnibus agriculture finance…


Funding for a soybean crush and biodiesel facility in Crookston has passed a key hurdle in the Minnesota legislature. The proposed Soy Innovation Campus at the University of Minnesota Crookston will receive $5 million in funding as part of a bill authored…


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…