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Tom Slunecka, CEO of the Minnesota Soybean & Research Promotion Council, was just getting started highlighting the range of investments and initiatives from the soybean checkoff. “This list is so long – I could’ve spoken to you for hours because…


Each month, the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) holds its AURI Connects webinar to actively engage the value chain on topics related to value-added agricultural opportunities and challenges. The vision of the program is to improve the competitiveness of agricultural…


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In late 2020, the U.S. Senate passed the Grain Standards Reauthorization Act. The enables continuation of testing and grading to official marketing standards for grains and oilseeds. Official grain standards define each grain, classes of the grain and numerical grades.…


In 2020, three counties recorded total soybean production over 10.0 million bushels, led by Redwood County, with 11.3 million bushels according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Faribault (11.3 million) and Polk (11.0 million) also surpassed the 10.0 million…


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A local fire and rescue department in Lincoln County recently received welcomed support from the Lincoln County Corn and Soybean Growers and their checkoff dollars. Lake Benton Fire Department received a monetary donation to purchase farm rescue equipment, which consisted…


The Crookston City Council has formally approved the purchase of 10 acres of land toward the construction of the Ag Innovation Campus. “(Crookston) is proud to be a partner in this project that is such an asset to our community,”…


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The 78 farmer-directors serving on the United Soybean Board met virtually on Feb. 17 to define strategies and goals to strengthen soy’s position in the U.S. and global marketplaces for the checkoff’s next year of investments related to soybean meal,…


During January and February, 140 Minnesota soybean farmers completed a Grower Input Survey, conducted by the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council. Their participation also led to a worthy cause. The goal of the survey was to gauge growers’ top…