Checkoff ROI

Wisely directing investments of Minnesota’s checkoff dollars in programs designed to increase profitability to Minnesota soybean farmers.

Research that improves product and the environment

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Minnesota is the #1 Producer of Food-Grade Soybeans

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MN produces 2x as many bushels of soybeans as it consumes

65M

MN Produces 65 Million gallons of biodiesel across three plants

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Major production research projects funded with checkoff dollars

50

Leading soybean minds joined soybean farmers in a discussion forum including 17 UofM researchers and 5 major companies.

94%

of soybrean acres are under continuously rotated plantings to help increase biodiversity

Conservation

Conservation discovery farms

to better understand farm practices, such as tiling, cover crops and buffers, that impact Minnesota’s water quality.

Median annual precipitation for DFM sites in 2015 was 4.21 inches below normal.

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26% of annual surface runoff occurred during frozen soil, 3% left as surface runoff and 6% attributed to tile drainage

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Market development (domestic)

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RePLAY agricultural oil asphast sealant is 88% biobased with more than 50% made from soybean oil.

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B20 is estimated to add 63 per bushel to the market price of soybeans and increase demand by 13%.

Market development (foreign exports)

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Exports of Beef add $352/head to value of U.S. Cattle

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Exports of Pork add $62/head to value of U.S. Cattle