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As a farmer and Rice County Sheriff’s Deputy, Derek Estrem sees dual benefits with the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council’s “Driving Soy” campaign. “I want the best and the greatest in Rice County,” Estrem said at his third-generation family…


As COVID-19 restrictions subside, the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) is picking up right where they left off by attending in-person events. This week’s agenda brought MSR&PC down to St. Charles, Mo., to attend the National Biodiesel Board…


The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI), in partnership with the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC), has released a third-party validation of the infrastructural and economic performance of an environmentally friendly USDA certified biobased road preservation product, RePlay. RePlay…


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Did you know that, for the last four years, Goodyear has been producing lines of tires using soybean oil? It’s true. Soybean oil in the tread of four lines of all-season Goodyear tires improves the tires’ flexibility, providing better traction…


Each year, the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council’s promotion action team selects for investment approximately two dozen projects for Minnesota soybean checkoff resources. The goal is to improve farmer profitability via well-targeted promotional efforts.  The promotion action team’s portfolio ranges…


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Norman County farmers and their soybean checkoff dollars are giving back to local first responders this summer – and promoting the diverse uses of soybeans at the same time.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s quarterly agricultural trade forecast projects fiscal year 2021 U.S. farm exports at $164 billion – the highest total on record. This represents an increase of $28 billion, or 21%, from last fiscal year’s total, and…


For its first in-person office event in more than a year, Minnesota Soybean went big, drawing elected officials and farm group leaders to its Mankato office to highlight the organization’s latest checkoff projects and policy priorities. “It’s so nice to…


In soybean checkoff circles we talk a lot about “new uses” for all kinds of products that come from the soybeans that you grow every year. Since the Federal Soybean Checkoff came into existence in 1991, literally hundreds – if…


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This article was written by Angie Peltier, UMN Extension educator in crops, Phyllis Bongard, UMN Extension educational content development and communications specialist and David Kee, MSR&PC director of research. While the viral pathogen that causes COVID-19 has changed many of…


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