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Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) causes the most yield loss of any soybean pathogen in North America, with economic impact in excess of $1 billion per year. That’s why soybean breeders funded by the checkoff (United Soybean Board and North Central…


Because nematodes are a constantly evolving pest, the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) and the United Soybean Board (USB) have joined forces on a National Soybean Nematode Strategic Plan. Soy checkoff organizations are working with public universities and agricultural…


University of Minnesota Extension Agronomist Seth Naeve is looking for farmers to cooperate on several soybean research projects throughout the 2019 growing season. These projects are supported by the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council  and the North Central Soybean Research…


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 2018 Prairie Grains Conference returned to the Alerus Center this week in Grand Forks, N.D. “Prairie Grains is a great opportunity to reconnect and showcase all the great work that MN Soybean has done,” said Roger Dziengel, a Kittson…


Minnesota farmers, researchers and industry leaders are preparing for the 3rd annual Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (MSR&PC) Research Retreat July 23-24 in Brainerd, Minn. This retreat allows all attendees to sit around a table and discuss current concerns…


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This story was first featured in the July – August issue of Soybean Business. Click here to view the digital version of the magazine.  Checkoff investments are hardly overnight sensations. Successes are measured not in days or months, but years…


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…