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Minnesota farmers, researchers and industry leaders are preparing for the 3rd annual Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) Research Retreat July 23-24 in Brainerd, Minn. This retreat allows all attendees to sit around a table and discuss current concerns…


According to the June 25 USDA crop progress report, The Minnesota soybean crop was 97 percent emerged, four days ahead of average. Soybean condition rated 79 percent good-to-excellent. Summer solstice has passed, nights are getting longer and the transition from…


Last week, between showers on account of the summer heat, I toured a few bean fields. As I drove north, at 60 mph, I had to shake my head as I could identify spots of ragweed. Anything big enough to identify…


On June 26, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC)  Director Kris Folland attended his first meeting as a newly-elected member of the Northern Crops Council (NCC). Folland replaces former MSR&PC Director Drew Parsley, who served two years on NCC,…


Potential trade war looming, China remains tops importer of Minnesota soybeans Despite the potential threat of a trade war with the largest importer of U.S. soybeans, a major Chinese ag commodity importer traveled to three different Minnesota farms earlier this…


Patrick O’Leary was re-elected chair of the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) Tuesday at the Council’s June meeting. Cole Trebesch (Springfield, Minn.) will once again serve as vice-chair; Pat Sullivan (Franklin, Minn.) remains as secretary and Joe Serbus…


Following the 1996 U.S. commercialization of glyphosate-tolerant soybeans (Roundup Ready), more than 40 different weed species have become tolerant to the glyphosate herbicide. This diminishes the utility of the glyphosate-tolerant soybean varieties, and threatens the loss of that valuable tool…