Aquaculture: Close to Home

They may not replace hogs and poultry as prime soybean consumers anytime soon, but growth in fish and shrimp production growth is opening a whole new world of opportunities for South Dakota soy products. Although most fish production happens overseas or in coastal waters, aquaculture innovation is happening closer to home than many people realize.

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New State-of-the-Art Swine Facility Opens at SDSU

The impact of South Dakota State University’s (SDSU) new state-of-the-art Swine Education and Research Facility will likely be felt by more than the state’s pork producers.

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A Growing Aquaculture Industry

As a soybean farmer, when you think of consumers of your product, you probably think of poultry, pigs, cattle and biodiesel. What about aquaculture?

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USSEC Hosts 2016 U.S. Soy Aquaculture Educational Opportunity in Mexico

About 50 grower leaders, state soybean staff and USSEC employees traveled to Villahermosa, Mexico to learn about existing opportunities and the future expansion of the aquaculture industry at the 2016 U.S. Soy QSSB Aquaculture Educational Opportunity from January 12-14.

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Celebrating Ag United’s 10th Anniversary

Ag United is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.  We are proud to be a supporter and we are excited to share some of their notable accomplishments.

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Celebrate National Pork Month

We’re celebrating National Pork Month here at South Dakota Soybean because pork is the #1 customer for soybean meal here in South Dakota. Peggy Greenway, pork farmer from Mitchell, SD, shared this guest post with us. You can also find it in the latest issue of the ‘Hood Magazine here.

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New SDSU Swine Education and Research Facility

Last Friday, South Dakota State University held a ground breaking ceremony for the new Swine Education and Research Facility (SERF). More than 200 people attended, including South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard. In March, the state legislature approved $2.03 million in funding for the swine unit with another $1 million from the Board of Regents’ Higher Education Facilities Fund.

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Farming Goes to the Movies

Farmland is the new movie taking the country by storm following its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April. This beautiful documentary about agriculture is the story of six young farmers who represent farming today across America.

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