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Minnesota's biodiesel advocates have had May 1, 2018 circled on their calendar for a long time. After all, it's not every day a state officially enacts a move to a B20 (20 percent biodiesel) minimum blending requirement. 


The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) is pleased to announce the addition of a new director in 2018. In late April, Ben Storm, a soybean grower from Dover, Minn., was elected to serve as the Council’s District 9…


The Lyon County farmer and former Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) chair was honored as the 2018 recipient of the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) Lifetime Achievement Award for his decades-long service…


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is issuing a warning to landowners: Be cautious when buying and planting seed, especially for conservation plantings. Recently, the MDA has encountered several issues with seed sold in the state. In 2016 and 2017,…


The snow is melting, and planting season is upon us. It will be a hectic time, but if the good lord willing and the creek don’t rise, we will start planting soybeans in the first two weeks of May. The…


During my tenure as a journalist in Washington, D.C., I can recall many an editor cautioning me, “the numbers don’t tell the whole story,” or “look beyond the numbers.” I can now say that it was wise advice for a…


International trade, NAFTA and potential tariffs were hot and timely topics at MSR&PC's 7th annual Soybean Symposium at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum March 29 in Chanhassen, Minn. "I think the topics we covered at the Symposium, particularly the…


To help soybean and soy meal customers better take advantage of this Essential Amino Acid (EAA) benefit, the soybean checkoff boards of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota developed the Critical Amino Acid Value (CAAV) to measure essential amino acids…


Bitcoin has swept the world by storm, and the technology behind bitcoin has also made its way into agriculture. In mid-January, Louis Dreyfus, one of the largest commodity trading firms in the world, completed the first ever blockchain technology commodity…


It’s not unusual to come across blog posts and articles that are packed with misinformation about soyfoods. It’s a little surprising, though, to see such articles being highlighted by the leading U.S. authority on nutrition. Writing for the Popsugar website…