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Ryan Mackenthun is tired of the negativity surrounding agriculture in the media.   “There’s such a misconception out there by people who aren’t in agriculture,” says Mackenthun, a Brownton farmer. “All the news stories out there, they’re all negative. People…


Three Minnesota soybean farmers joined nearly 200 National Biodiesel Board (NBB) members in Washington, D.C. to take part in their semi-annual membership meeting and Hill Visits. Farmers, blenders and biodiesel producers from across the country heard updates on biodiesel and…


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Soybean farmers are confident Congress can pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by year end. To encourage the process and show support of the agreement, farmer leaders from throughout the nation’s 30 soybean-producing states will converge on Capitol Hill Nov.…


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USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Friday, Nov. 15 the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. The payments will begin the week before…


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With the majority of counties in Minnesota in a federal disaster declaration following this year’s flooding, landowners in those counties are eligible to apply for the floodplain easement component of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation…


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This article will appear as the cover story in the November-December 2019 issue of Soybean Business. About 20 million Americans have served in the United States Armed Forces, accounting for about six percent of the population. About a third of…


Gov. Tim Walz sent a letter Thursday to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting a Secretarial Disaster Designation be issued for several Minnesota counties so that farmers could access federal programs to help recover from recent weather events…


 U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney issued the following statement following the Inter-American Board of Agriculture’s (IABA) endorsement last week of a resolution emphasizing the need for science-based agricultural regulations to facilitate global agricultural…