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The production cycle for many soybean farmers begins in the field and ends when the last load is brought to the elevator. Looking beyond the elevator can be hard to imagine until given the opportunity to see end-users and international…


Sometimes I like to watch poker on TV, especially Texas Hold’em. The players are playing against the unknown.  You have your two cards; only you know what they are. You have the three community cards, and then slowly two more…


Farm Camp allows campers the opportunity to learn about today’s agriculture, where their food comes from, how it is grown and how farm products are used in our daily life. Each camper will have the opportunity to learn about various…


Normally I’m not one to reminisce. You can put me in the category of those folks who try to learn from the past and keep moving forward. But sometimes I catch myself looking in the rearview mirror at a certain…


The Be Ready for B20 workshops are taking place this month throughout Minnesota in advance of the May 1, 2018 implementation of B20 (20 percent biodiesel). Tuesday's session was held in Mankato and featured representatives from MegCorp, and the Minnesota…


United Soybean Board Director Gene Stoel, a Lake Wilson, Minn., farmer, was tapped to lead the Demand Sustainability Work Group. The committee, which was announced at USB's February board meeting, will be tasked with promoting soybeans through USB's sustainability protocol…


Statewide, Minnesota averaged a 47-bushel per acre yield. 14 counties averaged at least 55 bushels per acre, with Watonwan County recording the highest yield in the State, at 60.3 bushels per acre. Martin (59.0), Faribault (58.7), Rock (58.0), and Blue…


The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been presented the prestigious Tire Technology International Award for Innovation and Excellence in the category of “Environmental Achievement of the Year” during the 2018 Tire Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany. The awarded technology…


Last December, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), after a great deal of discussion and investigation, announced acceptance of the new EPA registrations with two additional restrictions to reduce vapor drift (volatility movement). The restrictions were a cutoff date of…


For Minnesota soybean farmers Pat Sullivan, Kris Folland and Craig Bangasser, the past year with the DieselSellerz has been surreal. Not only were they part of a Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council effort to strike a partnership with the…