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Earlier this week, the Trump Administration announced a $12 billion farm aid package for farmers. This comes as a result of the escalating trade war with China and low commodity prices. “Since the tariffs have been imposed, soybean farmers in…


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is again gathering information on plant damage that may have been caused by the use of the herbicide dicamba. The MDA is encouraging anyone with damage in the 2018 growing season to complete a survey…


The American Soybean Association (ASA) board meeting and Hill visits couldn’t have come at a better time as farmer’s concerns for trade and farm bill negotiations continue to rise. This week, Minnesota’s five ASA directors and three of Minnesota Soybean…


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With farm income down 50 percent in the past five years, the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) is disheartened by China’s declaration Friday of a retaliatory 25-percent tariff on U.S. soybeans. “Soybean prices have dropped nearly 20 percent since the…


MSGA and American Soybean Association (ASA) Treasurer Bill Gordon traveled to Europe last week to attend the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) meeting. While in Spain and France, Gordon toured feed mills and discussed feed security, protein security and animal…


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Minnesota soybean farmers represented at National Biodiesel Board member meeting Three Minnesota soybean farmers traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to be a voice for the biodiesel industry on Capitol Hill. Chris Hill, Jim Willers and Ron Obermoller represented Minnesota…


Strathcona, Minn., farmer ready to represent MN on national level Jim Kukowski of Strathcona, Minn., was elected to represent Minnesota soybean farmers on the American Soybean Association (ASA) board. Kukowski is now one of five Minnesota directors on the ASA…


MSGA goes to bat for farmers The Minnesota Department of Agriculture moved ahead with its June 20 cutoff date for spraying dicamba on dicamba-tolerant soybeans in Minnesota. In a June 8 letter to stakeholders, MDA Commissioner Dave Frederickson announced there…