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Bill Gordon’s big moment has finally arrived. Fifteen years after he became a state director in his home state of Minnesota, Nobles County farmer Bill Gordon was elevated to president of the American Soybean Association (ASA) Thursday during the organization’s December…


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United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced an agreement this week on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), aka NAFTA 2.0. “We are pleased to see a bipartisan agreement on USMCA, which is a vital…


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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced last week changes to crop insurance for coarse grains in 2020. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) made changes to the policy, which take effect in 2020. The changes allow producers more flexibility to…


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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced Tuesday a state-specific restriction for the use of the herbicide dicamba in Minnesota for the 2020 growing season. Dicamba used on dicamba-tolerant soybeans will have a cut-off use date of June 20, 2020.…


Gov. Tim Walz, chair of the National Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan have appointed Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) Director Bob Worth to the Governor’s Council on Biofuels. Walz recently established the Governor’s Council on Biofuels by…


Ryan Mackenthun is tired of the negativity surrounding agriculture in the media.   “There’s such a misconception out there by people who aren’t in agriculture,” says Mackenthun, a Brownton farmer. “All the news stories out there, they’re all negative. People…


Three Minnesota soybean farmers joined nearly 200 National Biodiesel Board (NBB) members in Washington, D.C. to take part in their semi-annual membership meeting and Hill Visits. Farmers, blenders and biodiesel producers from across the country heard updates on biodiesel and…