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Paul Freeman MSR&PC Mn Soybean NCI

For more than 40 years, the Northern Crops Institute (NCI) has promoted the use of northern-grown commodities, including soybeans, through educational courses, research and technical assistance. NCI’s reach has now expanded to more than 150 countries and technology and space…


Baseball, like farming, has its rituals. Perhaps one of the best-known baseball rituals is the seventh-inning stretch and its accompanying novelty song, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” When the tune fills the stadium, the crowd can’t help but…


Conducting experiments, collecting data and publishing findings are all part of the research process, but another component of checkoff-supported research is presenting information to the public.   This is where field days and agronomy focused events come into play.   The Minnesota…


soybean news MSR&PC BBQ

The saucy aroma of meat sizzling on smokers at the Minnesota Barbeque Society’s Minnesota in May competition May 10-11 in St. Peter was a temporary treat. But it was what the more than 100 teams could take with them after…


When biodiesel first entered Minnesota’s marketplace in 2005 after the state enacted a 2% (B2) biodiesel law and then moved to B5 in 2009, the end users had a lot of questions about the product. Is it safe? Is it…


Transportation Go! returned to the Great Lakes region March 13-14, 2024, in Toledo, Ohio, for two days of solution-seeking discussions among those involved in agricultural transportation. Hosted by the Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA) and sponsored in part by…


The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) is heading to Dalton, Georgia, March 18-20, for a firsthand demonstration of one of its latest checkoff investments – SoyFoam TF 1122. SoyFoam TF 1122 is a smothering agent capable of extinguishing…


Riding in a vehicle on the left-hand side of the road, watching hundreds of motor bikes whiz by in the tropical heat of Southeast Asia, Minnesota farmer Glen Groth and his Northern Soy Marketing (NSM) colleagues arrived ready in Indonesia…