August 21, 2017
The sheer magnitude of China’s soybean market and the opportunity it presents is much clearer to Brookings farmer Craig Converse, one of six South Dakota farmers on a trade mission to China and Thailand with the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (SDSRPC). The farmers are meeting with soybean buyers, traders, crushers and feed millers from the world’s largest soybean market.
The soybean crop in South Dakota is a key growth stage in the season in which it is setting yield. Farmers were concerned about the prospects for the crop with the dry summer, but the recent rains are providing some renewed optimism. Michelle Rook reports that a good soybean crop is positive for farmers and consumers. Heartland Consumer Report on KELO-TV 5pm News air date 8-17-17.