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Investing in Improving Efficiency and Profitability

The South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council invests checkoff dollars to find new, more efficient and profitable ways for South Dakota farmers to produce, market and add value to soybeans. Research projects and activities by the North Central Soybean Research Program, South Dakota State University and the United Soybean Board seek to address production and research challenges for soybean farmers.

  • North Central Soybean Research Program was established in 1992 to coordinate soybean production research efforts and therefore maximize efficient use of resources on a regional level. NCSRP is comprised of the state soybean checkoff boards in Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
  • The South Dakota soybean checkoff partners with South Dakota State University on a number of reserach projects to help increase the profitability of our state's soybean farmers. View a complete list of SDSU checkoff-funded research projects and summaries.
  • United Soybean Board is comprised of 62 farmer-directors representing soybean-producing states and appointed by the secretary of agriculture. The checkoff conducts research for the continued and expanded use of soybeans and soybean products as well as promotional and informational projects that help farmers and build demand.
  • QUALISOY is a collaborative effort among the soybean industry to help market the development and availability of healthier soybeans and soy oil, reduce environmental impacts of livestock production through improved soybean meal and improve the global competitiveness of the U.S. soybean industry.