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Year after year, Chinese soybean buyers have traveled to the United States in early September as part of an annual crop tour to see where the U.S soybean crop stands. With many concerns in the market place, U.S. soybean farmers…


Crookston leaders, state legislators, Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) staff and members of the Epitome Energy team took center stage Sept. 5 in Crookston to celebrate innovation, and the kick-off of the permitting process. Roughly 100 people attended Epitome Energy’s…


A Philippine trade team of 15 professionals in the feed industry made a stop in Osakis to tour Tim Stelling’s farm on Sept. 6. The farm tour was part of a soybean meal program organized by Mishek Inc. & Associates,…


There are plenty of agronomic incentives to plant cover crops this fall. But for fields infested with soybean cyst nematode (SCN) there’s one watch-out: Don’t feed the nematodes. “If you have SCN in your fields, we encourage you to consider…


In June, Worthington farmer and American Soybean Association Vice President Bill Gordon visited Indonesia on a trade team mission with the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). “Right now, with what’s going on with China, increasing our exports to other markets…


The third annual Natto Summit was held in Fargo, N.D., Sept. 3-5 where 23 Japanese natto soybean buyers attended, along with natto suppliers from North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Arkansas and Ohio. Natto is a traditional Japanese food made from fermented…


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Twenty participants from across the globe traveled to the Upper Midwest on Aug. 12-16 for an educational overview of the soy industry. Organized by Northern Crops Institute (NCI) in Fargo, N.D., the INTSOY course is a tri-state collaboration to bring…


This article was written by Minnesota Soybean Director of Research David Kee and can be reached at dkee@mnsoybean.com or 507-388-1635. Pay attention to your water when applying herbicides. Testing your pH levels prior to tank mixing is now more important…