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This article was written by Minnesota Soybean’s Director of Research David Kee. Native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, Palmer amaranth is a dioecious (has male and female plants) annual with high seed production (estimated up to ½…


After a triumphant appearance in August, a pair of DieselSellerz returned to Elko Speedway for the Bandit Big Rig Series Finale on Saturday, Oct. 13. Also making an encore was Indomitus, the 6×6 Ford F550 truck custom built for the…


Each month, I receive inquiries from overseas soybean buyers seeking help in purchasing U.S. soybeans or soy products. I match those inquiries with potential Minnesota exporters of the soybeans/soy products sought, then later help arrange and host visits to Minnesota…


For soybean farmers and agronomists doing soil fertility sampling and testing this fall, “it’s also a great time to pull soil samples for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) testing while you’re in the field,” says Sam Markell, North Dakota State University…


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The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC), in partnership with the Minnesota Farm Bureau (MFB) Foundation and Minnesota State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Inspectors, has updated and reprinted the Agriculture Transportation Handbook with state and federal statutes, rules and exemptions for…


Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) Director Bob Lindeman hosted eight Cambodian and Nigerian animal nutrition executives at his farm in Brownton, Minn., on Sept. 27, 2018. These nutritionists were on a trip through Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota as…


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), in collaboration with University of Minnesota Extension, has confirmed a new Palmer amaranth infestation in a soybean field in Redwood County. In mid-September, a farmer noticed several weeds he suspected as Palmer amaranth –…


In late July, Minnesota Soybean CEO Tom Slunecka traveled to Taiwan with a Minnesota Department of Agriculture-sponsored trade team in hopes of driving more sales for Minnesota ag commodities while protecting a crucial export market. During the visit, the trade…


Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) Chairman Patrick O’Leary and contractor Peter Mishek hosted three soybean buyers representing large Chinese soybean processors in Benson, Minn., this week. These buyers were on a trip crossing the Dakotas and Minnesota to…


If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the biodiesel industry, this may be your chance. The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) will be selecting applicants to get a look inside the industry by attending the National Biodiesel…