MSGA Officers Elected

MANKATO, MN – June 23, 2014- The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) board of directors has re-elected Redwood County farmer George Goblish of Vesta to lead the organization as its president. Goblish will serve his second one-year term as president.

Paul Freeman of Starbuck was elected vice president, Cole Trebesch of Springfield was tabbed to be the new treasurer, and Theresia Gillie of Hallock was elected secretary.  Read more

Minnesota Becomes First State to Move to B10

Mankato, Minn.—Minnesota is cementing its role as a leader in the biodiesel industry by becoming the first state to move to a 10 percent biodiesel blend (B10) in its diesel fuel supply. Beginning July 1, diesel fuel sold in Minnesota will contain a B10 blend during the summer months.

“I’m very pleased that common sense is still alive and well and that our legislators voted for what was good for Minnesota,” says George Goblish, president of the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) and a farmer from Vesta, Minn. “The decision to continue moving forward is good for air quality in Minnesota, energy diversity and its good for the economy.” 

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Minnesota Soybean Farmers Highlight Transportation Issues in Washington

Washington, D.C.—Minnesota soybean farmers Lance Peterson and Bill Gordon were among nearly 40 speakers to testify before the Surface Transportation Board in Washington D.C. about challenges with rail transportation. Peterson and Gordon, both Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) and American Soybean Association (ASA) directors, highlighted the impacts increased rail costs and widening grain basis are having on farmers.

“We were certainly able to create awareness on this very important issue,” Peterson says. “It drove home the seriousness of the situation.” 

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