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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this week launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to  trade retaliation by foreign nations. The sign-up period for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) opened on Sept. 4…


Nearly two decades after the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association held its first meeting in a restaurant in Sleepy Eye, Minn., then-MSGA President Chris Tiegum hatched a plan. At the time, the American Soybean Association restructured its organization to accommodate state…


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The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association appreciates President Trump and his administration for trying to ease the burden to farmers while his administration engages in a trade war with U.S. trading partners. “Right now, farmers are hurting, and this aid will…


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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details regarding actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation by foreign nations. President Donald J. Trump directed Secretary Perdue…


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Earlier this week, the Trump Administration announced a $12 billion farm aid package for farmers. This comes as a result of the escalating trade war with China and low commodity prices. “Since the tariffs have been imposed, soybean farmers in…


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is again gathering information on plant damage that may have been caused by the use of the herbicide dicamba. The MDA is encouraging anyone with damage in the 2018 growing season to complete a survey…


The American Soybean Association (ASA) board meeting and Hill visits couldn’t have come at a better time as farmer’s concerns for trade and farm bill negotiations continue to rise. This week, Minnesota’s five ASA directors and three of Minnesota Soybean…


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With farm income down 50 percent in the past five years, the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) is disheartened by China’s declaration Friday of a retaliatory 25-percent tariff on U.S. soybeans. “Soybean prices have dropped nearly 20 percent since the…