Member investment ensures a voice on behalf of Minnesota soybean farmers

Member investment ensures a voice on behalf of Minnesota soybean farmers

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Biodiesel Open - June 18, 2019 -

Soybean Business Magazine

The magazine for Minnesota's soybean farmers - published six times a year - covering the industry like no other.

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An investment in the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association means you’re joining with other farmers and agribusinesses across the state to fight for farm-friendly policies both in Minnesota and in Washington, D.C.

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Fought for buffer law changes to bring clarity for farmers

The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association pushed for changes in the buffer law that succeeded in setting the buffer requirement for ditches at 16.5 feet instead of Gov. Dayton’s proposed 50-foot buffer, allowing farmers to keep productive ag land in production.

Tackled Palmer amaranth by advocating for additional funding

The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association testified at hearings and pushed for additional funding to help the MN Department of Agriculture tackle Palmer amaranth by eradicating the small outbreaks, ultimately working to make Minnesota Palmer amaranth free.

Pushed for tax bill legislation to bring property tax relief

The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association pushed for tax relief that pays 40 percent of the farmer’s assessment from the state when it comes to school levies and their impact on farmer’s property tax.

Biodiesel B20 – the legislative road

2004

First biodiesel plant opens Dec. 14 with capacity of 3M gallons

2005

MN opens two more biodiesel plants

2005

MN becomes first state in the nation to require (B2) 2% blend of biodiesel

2007

Gov. Tim Pawlenty announces renewable plan to grow biodiesel to 20% blends

2009

MN becomes first state in the nation to require (B5) 5% blend of biodiesel

2014

MN becomes first state in the nation to require (B10) 10% blend of biodiesel

2018

MN becomes first state in the nation to require (B20) 20% blend of biodiesel

Biodiesel is economic rocket fuel

$1.7B

Estimated economic benefit of B20 to MN economy

5,397

Estimated jobs related to B20 in MN

7.4B

Pounds of CO2 reduced by switching to B20 in MN