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Last week, after passing both chambers of Congress, President Trump signed a $2.2 trillion emergency stimulus package to offset the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) policy team has reviewed the ag components of this…


Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-24 Friday afternoon in an effort to provide hours of service and weight restriction relief for commercial vehicle drivers hauling livestock throughout the state in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Strict…


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To assist farmers during Minnesota’s “shelter-in-place” order, the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association is offering a template of a work permit for farmers to carry in the event they are asked to show work credentials to law enforcement or state agencies.…


Dear Friends, A student wrote to me and asked me what I’m doing to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and deal with impacts of the disease. Here’s what I told him… First, like millions of Minnesotans, I am practicing…


The 35th class of American Soybean Association (ASA) Corteva Agriscience Young Leaders, which featured three Minnesota farmers, completed their training Feb. 25 – 29, 2020 in San Antonio in conjunction with the annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show. “The…


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Written by Kent Thiesse, Farm Management analyst and senior vice president, MinnStar Bank, Lake Crystal, Minn. Daily updates and strategies to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) have dominated the national, state and local news for the past two weeks. The…


When it comes to having a passion for farming, Nate Braun has just that. Braun was the kid who kicked and screamed when going on the school bus because he wanted to stay home and farm with his family. His…


During meetings with legislators and elected officials, directors from the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) are used to shaking hands and rubbing elbows with their representatives in St. Paul. That wasn’t the case Wednesday. Elbow bumps were more common, or…