Minnesota Soybean Business

MSGA: Membership matters

Even when the state Legislature and federal Congress aren’t in session, the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) continues to have a presence all year long in St. Paul and Washington, D.C., for soybean farmers and their families.

“It gives me comfort knowing MSGA is looking out for not only my farming operation, but also my family’s legacy,” said MSGA Vice President Darin Johnson, who has helped lead the organization’s membership efforts. “Even during the busiest times of the year, they are still fighting on my behalf.”

2022 marks 60 years of heavy lifting promoting and defending farm-friendly policy. From tax policy to regulatory issues to establishing the state’s biodiesel market, MSGA has protected and propelled generations of Minnesota farmers, improving farmer profitability.

However, MSGA’s can’t climb that hill alone. Members help drive MSGA’s mission, yet less than 10% of Minnesota’s nearly 28,000 farmers are active in MSGA. Imagine the policy impact if more soybean farmers joined today. As a reminder: MSGA is federally prevented from using checkoff funds toward legislative activities.

Members expect – and deserve – results. But MSGA is more than just lip service. Year after year, this nonpartisan organization reaches across party lines to deliver tangible wins for Minnesota farmers.

“Join today,” Johnson said. “Together, with members and leaders like you, we can continue to flourish for today’s and tomorrow’s farmers.”

All MSGA members receive the following benefits and discounts:

  • Clean Fuels Alliance America Vehicle Discount
  • Cabela’s discount (10%)
  • Commodity Classic Registration – $100 Savings
  • American Soybean Association (ASA) Membership
  • $5,000 College Scholarship Opportunity
  • Access to 40 Square Health Plans



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