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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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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Secured dollars for Soy Innovation Campus

MSGA dreamed big and its efforts paid off. The legislature approved $5 million in funding as part of the Soy Innovation Campus at the UMN-Crookston. Once fully operating, the crush and biodiesel facility aims to increase demand for soybeans in the region by an estimated 10-to-20 cents per bushel.

Pushed for tax bill legislation to bring property tax relief

MSGA pushed for additional tax relief for farmers, successfully ending the legislative session with an increase from 40 to 70 percent in the school building bond ag credit.

Fought for additional rural mental health funding

MSGA has been a staunch advocate for raising awareness and increasing resources for rural mental health. The legislature approved $1.3 million for mental health counseling and more advocate throughout greater Minnesota.

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