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In the months leading up to the 2018 election, Minnesota was a national curiosity. After Republicans nearly won the state in the 2016 presidential race, a political picture of the state emerged prior to the 2018 midterms: a blue state with…


This sponsored post was written by 40 Square Cooperative Solutions 40 Square Cooperative Solutions, an independent Minnesota agricultural health plan co-op providing farm families and agribusinesses access to self-funded health insurance options, is ramping up for its second year of…


After growing up on the family farm in southwest Minnesota, Pat Hennen questioned the wisdom of plying a trade that depends on the whims of Mother Nature. “I enjoyed farming, but remember saying to my dad when I was in…


The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) is encouraged by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement Wednesday to extend over-the-top use of dicamba on soybeans until Dec. 20, 2020. “We’re very pleased the EPA will continue to have this important tool…


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking public input on the draft Stewardship Guidelines and Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Neonicotinoid Insecticide-Treated Seed. These BMPs were developed in response to special registration review on neonicotinoid insecticides. The purpose of…


Jim Hershey concluded 26 years of regional and global market development leadership by announcing his departure as World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) executive director on Oct. 19. Hershey has accepted the assignment to be ASA/WISHH’s Chief of…


Longtime Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) Director Lawrence Sukalski is always on the lookout for young farmers interested in pursuing leadership positions with commodity groups. “I always encourage young people in ag who have the interest and drive to help…


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This story was first featured in the September – October 2018 issue of Soybean Business. Click here to read the online version of the magazine. Both Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith and Minnesota Republican Sen. Karin Housley advanced through their…