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After two years as vice president, Jamie Beyer is stepping into the big chair. The Wheaton farmer was elected president of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) Wednesday during the organization’s quarterly meeting, replacing Michael Petefish. Beyer is the third…


During a visit to the nation’s leading soybean export region in New Orleans, Joel Schreurs, a Lincoln County soybean and corn farmer, was elected vice chairman of the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) during the organization’s annual meeting. “The Soy Transportation…


Bill Gordon, an American Soybean Association (ASA) director and Minnesota farmer, was elected ASA Vice President Thursday during the organization’s December board meeting in St. Louis. Gordon, who farms in Worthington, Minn., has served on the ASA board of directors…


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In the months leading up to the 2018 election, Minnesota was a national curiosity. After Republicans nearly won the state in the 2016 presidential race, a political picture of the state emerged prior to the 2018 midterms: a blue state with…


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This story was first featured in the September – October 2018 issue of Soybean Business. Click here to read the online version of the magazine. First District: Dan Feehan (D) vs. Jim Hagedorn (R) Republican Jim Hagedorn, a Blue Earth,…


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This story was first featured in the September – October 2018 issue of Soybean Business. Click here to read the online version of the magazine. Both Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith and Minnesota Republican Sen. Karin Housley advanced through their…


This story was first featured in the September – October 2018 issue of Soybean Business. Click here to read the online version of the magazine. Will a red wall hold back the blue wave? Once known as flyover country, political…


Five candidates hoping to become Minnesota’s next governor flexed their rural Minnesota credentials at a Farmfest panel to argue their case for replacing Gov. Mark Dayton. “We need a governor who won’t stiff-arm farmers, and will include them as partners,…