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Despite an escalating trade war, soy buyers from China continued touting the high quality of Minnesota soybeans during a tour of Minnesota farms sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC). “Minnesota soybean producers want to maintain good…


The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) places a tremendous value on trade teams, and had the privilege of hosting an Australian trade team this week. The trade team started out the day at the Minnesota Soybean office in…


Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) Director Darin Johnson is a veteran of hosting international trade teams at his family farm in Wells, Minn. “I really enjoy visiting with folks from other countries and finding common ground,” he says. “It’s all…


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…


International trade, NAFTA and potential tariffs were hot and timely topics at MSR&PC's 7th annual Soybean Symposium at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum March 29 in Chanhassen, Minn. "I think the topics we covered at the Symposium, particularly the…


Bitcoin has swept the world by storm, and the technology behind bitcoin has also made its way into agriculture. In mid-January, Louis Dreyfus, one of the largest commodity trading firms in the world, completed the first ever blockchain technology commodity…


The production cycle for many soybean farmers begins in the field and ends when the last load is brought to the elevator. Looking beyond the elevator can be hard to imagine until given the opportunity to see end-users and international…


Three Minnesota soybean farmer leaders attended the annual United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC) Southeast Asia Agricultural Leadership Summit in Auckland, New Zealand, last week.