The South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council presented their “Visionary Leadership Award” to Lynn Tjeerdsma. The South Dakota Soybean Association presented their “Dedicated and Distinguished Award” to Brad Powell and “Soybean Advocate of the Year Award” to Walt Bones.
The group, backed by a group of agribusiness investors, moves into commercial production after seven years of development work.
WHAT: Beginning June 9, the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (SDSRPC), will host more than 50 international delegates from over 10 countries on a tour of the upper Midwest to demonstrate one of the biggest advantages of buying U.S. Soy, our transportation system and infrastructure. Five international delegations will represent countries from Southeast Asia, South Korea, Asia Subcontinent, Taiwan and the Americas.
“South Dakota has so much potential to expand our livestock finishing, aquaculture, biodiesel and processing industries,” explains Jerry Schmitz, SD Soybean Executive Director and Vermillion farmer. “Why not take advantage of the tremendous opportunity to process what we raise locally?”
Data collected from farmers’ fields and SDSU Research Stations show that seed treatments and starter fertilizers could provide early season insurance against poor soil conditions and help stimulate early season growth, says David Clay, South Dakota State University Professor of Soil Science.
The past few weeks have been tough on producers across the Midwest, including many here in South Dakota. Below you will find a disaster resource put together by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. The document includes resources, largely offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that might be available to producers in the state of South Dakota that have been impacted by the blizzard and/or flooding.
The South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC) is seeking soybean farmers interested in filling two of South Dakota’s four seats with the United Soybean Board (USB), for a three-year term.
Biodiesel day is March 18, 2019. A clean burning and renewable fuel, biodiesel utilizes about 5.6 billion pounds of soybean oil each year, while at the same time reducing emissions. Biodiesel’s expanding markets are something South Dakota soybean growers can celebrate.
South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture, Kim Vanneman, will share the new administration’s vision for South Dakota’s agriculture industry during soy100 held in Brookings, March 13, 2019. soy100 will also be held in Aberdeen, March 14, 2019.