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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has been receiving reports of residents receiving unsolicited packages of seeds appearing to come from China. Officials in other states, including Louisiana, Utah, Virginia and Washington, have reported similar situations. Any Minnesotan receiving a…


Coming off one unique year and heading into another, North Dakota farmer Mike Langseth was reelected chair of Northern Soy Marketing, LLC, on Thursday during the organization’s board meeting. The meeting was held in a virtual format due to the…


Larry Johnson, a renowned figure in Minnesota’s renewable fuel movement, died on July 19. Johnson was known as the “Ethanol Answer Man,” and was a leading authority on renewable fuels. During his career, he traveled across Minnesota, the U.S. and…


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The soy checkoff’s latest collaboration brought Qualified State Soybean Boards (QSSBs) together to maximize the results of checkoff-funded research projects in the most effective way possible: bringing the findings to farmers. The redesigned Soybean Research & Information Network (SRIN) website…


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Two years after the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) embarked upon a See For Yourself Mission to Chile, the South American country is reporting its soybean imports from the U.S. increased during the first part of 2020. “It’s…


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University of Minnesota Extension and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are collaborating to provide another series of short, timely, and topic-specific webinars for farmers, ag professionals, Extension personnel and other interested parties for two weeks in July.  The “Essential…


EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a proclamation designating the week of June 22 as National Pollinator Week. Administrator Wheeler is the first EPA administrator to sign such a proclamation – joining leadership from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), the USDA,…


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Farmers often face detrimental losses when it comes to yield-robbing pests, but the soy checkoff and its partners in the Take Action program released free tools to use this week to mitigate crop damage and stave off resistance. From June…