Soybeans on the Road

Sioux Falls officials have found an environmentally friendly way to extend the life of the city’s streets. South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC) Chairman Tim Ostrem says two soy-based products have been developed to help preserve street surfaces.

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China and biofuels are growth markets for soybeans

Demand for U.S.-grown soybeans will heat up because of the volume needed by China and the biofuels industry, according to market experts analyzing projections from the USDA. Kevin McNew, Chief Economist for the Farmers Business Network, provided analysis for the recent United Soybean Board (USB) and U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) webinar on the November World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. McNew was asked for his take on demand for U.S. soybeans exported to China given talk about Chinese crush margins being tight while there is also a belief that the Chinese might begin to stockpile commodities.

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Checkoff tire donation has sheriff’s departments riding on soy

The South Dakota Soybean Checkoff is partnering with Goodyear Tire to donate soy-based tires to 50 South Dakota sheriff’s departments, as well as to the South Dakota Highway Patrol and other state agencies. The partnership underscores the tire company’s relationship with farmers and with first responders, according to Carly Bishop, government account manager for Goodyear Tire.

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Web Series Profiles South Dakota Soybean Growers

A brand new web series, the South Dakota Soybean Checkoff Check-In, launched this month and is available to view online.

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Soy-Based Possibilities

Most people can tell you about farmers’ role in feeding the world, but the possibilities South Dakota soybean growers are creating go far beyond food. Take a look at a sampling of the 1,000+ soy-based products in the market today and you’ll see a future filled with soy-based possibilities. This 30-second video will highlight emerging markets for soybean products and the role that South Dakota farmers play through the checkoff in advancing research and promotion.

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