Checkoff ROI

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

Research that improves production and the environment

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Minnesota is the No. 1 producer of food-grade soybeans

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

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MN produces 65 million gallons of biodiesel across three plants

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Major production research projects funded with checkoff dollars.

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Leading soybean minds joined soybean farmers in a discussion forum including 17 University of Minnesota 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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Commercializing soy-based products

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RePLAY agricultural oil asphast sealant that is 89 percent biobased, sealing 50 counties in Minnesota.

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B20 is estimated to add 63 cents to the value of a bushel or soybeans, or $31.82 per acre, based on the average yield of 50.5 bu/acre with the average farmer using 6 gallons of diesel per acre.

Market development

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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 the value of U.S. pigs