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As real and potential threats confront U.S. agriculture and the soybean industry it becomes all the more incumbent to identify opportunities to enhance farmer profitability. Making strategic investments in infrastructure – the system that allows production to cost effectively and reliably…


Faribault County farmer Andy Linder knows that when it comes to making changes to farm management methods, the toughest obstacle to overcome often lies between the ears. It took several years of attending meetings, talking to other farmers and even…


Low farm income, a lingering trade war and other issues affecting agriculture are increasingly causing stress and mental health issues for farmers in Minnesota and around the country. The University of Minnesota has stepped up to fill the gap for…


In an effort to assist Minnesota farmers in gaining a better understanding of the specific qualities of their soybeans, Art Killam, research and plot coordinator for soybean breeding and genetics at the University of Minnesota, is offering growers free soybean…


This article was written by Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) Director of Research David Kee and can be reached at 507-388-1635 or dkee@mnsoybean.com. Last April we discussed the impact of water, more precisely how the changes in water…


Minnesota was well-represented in the USDA’s newly-released top agriculture-producing congressional districts, with two ag-heavy regions in the state making the overall top 10. Minnesota was the only state to place two congressional districts in the top 10. Both districts also…


As part of a multi-state project funded by the soybean checkoff, three adult soybean gall midges were captured between June 17 and June 20 in emergence cages placed in a field in Rock County. Another adult was captured in that…


soybean oil

In today’s era, consumers are looking for healthier food alternatives. Participants at the Northern Crops Institute (NCI) in Fargo, N.D. focused on just that during the first-ever, two-day course on high oleic soybean oil held June 12-13. “This was a…