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While Minnesota is a pioneer for biodiesel and continues to be a model for other states, there is always an opportunity to learn more from others – especially California. Through the continued investment of time, energy and money, California has…


In addition to promoting the export of U.S. soybeans, soymeal and soyoil, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council’s Market Development action team has long invested approximately $400,000 annually to promote U.S. pork exports, with Japan as one of the primary…


The Southern Research & Outreach Center will host the ROC Research Update in Waseca, Minn., on Thursday, Feb 14. The program will highlight current University of Minnesota (UMN) ag research, funded in part by the soybean checkoff, that is conducted at…


The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance to eligible producers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather. LIP compensates livestock owners and contract growers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due…


A proposed soybean processing and biodiesel plant in Crookston will bring jobs and value-added agriculture into an underserved part of Minnesota, city officials and industry experts say. Craig Hoiseth, executive director of the Crookston Housing and Economic Development Authority, said…


For nearly two decades, Minnesota has taken a bold stance on the use of biodiesel in today’s fuel products. In 2002, Minnesota became the first state to require a 2 percent minimum blending requirement in diesel fuel across the state.…


The partial government shutdown is entering its 20th day as of Jan. 10, and is mere days away from becoming the longest government shutdown in American history. As a result of the shutdown, Farm Service Agency offices throughout the country…


Data released this week from European Commission confirms that United States soybeans have become the leading supplier of soybeans to the European Union (EU). The Jan. 7 update reported that EU imports of U.S. number 5.2 million tones from July…