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This article is written by David Kee, research director for the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC). He can be reached at dkee@mnsoybean.com or 507-388-1635.  Last week I had a question about using generic dicamba pre-plant for dicamba tolerant…


Brent Fuchs planted corn all day Saturday into the early hours of Sunday. He stayed up late again Monday, hoping to get his last 250 acres of soybeans in the ground. He didn’t quite get there and, on Tuesday, he…


To start. Introduce yourself. Hello everyone! I’m Ashley Johnson and I grew up on a farm outside of Sleepy Eye, Minn. I recently graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn., with a Bachelor’s in Agricultural Communications and minors…


MSR&PC checkoff investments to be highlighted in national television series Fresh off a 2018 national television appearance on Discovery’s “Diesel Brothers,” the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) is set for another national television appearance, this time with the…


Written by David Kee, director of research for the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council Like any commodity, soybean supply and demand ultimately controls price. As demand increases or supply decreases, price increases and vice versa. Soybean harvest occurs essentially twice…


If the agriculture sector hasn’t already been dinged enough, it appears the European Union (EU) may be adding to the pain. “The agriculture industry is suffering and soybean farmers are feeling the brunt of that,” says Patrick O’Leary chair of…


palmer amaranth

In the fall and summer of 2018, Palmer amaranth was found in southern Minnesota soybean fields. Previous findings were linked to conservation planting, this time the infestation has been linked to livestock manure applications. In both Minnesota and North Dakota,…


Written by Kent Thiesse, Farm Management Analyst and Sr. Vice President of MinnStar Bank  Farm operators in many portions of the Midwest, including parts of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, are dealing with very wet field conditions and delayed crop…


Jay Zielske is a grateful man. After noticing lumps on his right jawline while shaving, Zielske was diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma in 2014. In the midst of a busy morning in May 2019, Zielske visited Minnesota Soybean’s headquarters during…


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has released the Stewardship Guidelines and Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Neonicotinoid Insecticide-Treated Seed. These voluntary BMPs were developed in response to special registration review on neonicotinoid insecticides. MDA, in cooperation with University of…