Farmer deals with sticker shock on crop inputs
Ostrem calls new plant ‘another opportunity for South Dakota soybeans to be raised and processed here’
South Dakota soybean growers will soon have access to greater processing capacity. “The South Dakota Soybean Processors (SDSP) have decided to create a new location just south of Mitchell, [South Dakota],” said Tim Ostrem, Chairman of the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, the Checkoff arm of South Dakota Soybean. “We’re excited about that opportunity.”
There are specific situations in which fungicide application on soybeans will be profitable. Scenarios for economically sound fungicide application include instances when there’s no rotation, says Connie Strunk, plant pathologist for South Dakota State University.
There’s export demand for sustainable U.S. soybeans in Northeast Asia, which includes Japan and Korea. Rosalind Leeck, the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) director for that region, calls Japanese and Korean demand for U.S. soybeans “relatively stable,” despite the pandemic.