Lead Your Soybean Checkoff

The South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council (SDSRPC) is seeking farmers to fill leadership positions on a state and national level. Apply to become a director of how soybean checkoff dollars are used to create markets worldwide, develop new uses, and drive the demand for South Dakota soybeans.

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Global Balance Sheet in Focus

Thanks to drought in parts of South America, the global soybean balance sheet has gone from overburdened to tight in a couple short months.

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Commodity Classic 2022

Farmers from across South Dakota attended Commodity Classic in New Orleans, LA, to represent the SD Soybean Checkoff and The SD Soybean Association.

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For ASA Chm. Scott, 2022 Classic a family celebration

The 2022 Commodity Classic was an in-person event for the first time in two years. One of those most excited to be in New Orleans was American Soybean Association (ASA) Chairman Kevin Scott. Before being chairman, Scott was elected ASA President during a Zoom meeting a year ago last December. Stopping for a few minutes during the 2022 Commodity Classic Trade Show, Scott said taking the reins virtually at the height of the pandemic was analogous to getting done what needs to be done.

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Best Bean Practices: When to Scout Your Beans

Get the answers from Kyle Gustafson, Agronomist at Winfield/Land O’ Lakes about when and how often you should scout your beans in this Best Bean Practice video.

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Shifting Consumer Perception on Soyfoods

Consumers want food that is grown in the U.S. or made with U.S.-grown crops. Soybean Checkoff-funded research confirms that consumers support domestic agriculture. The survey indicates positive movement in consumer attitudes, according to Mace Thornton, vice president of communications and marketing strategy for the United Soybean Board. “I don’t know whether or not that is an indication that people really are thinking about American-grown agriculture – American-grown soybeans – during the current pandemic, as being safer, more healthy,” said Thornton, “but that’s certainly the big trend that we took away from this.”

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New Cybersecurity Project Could Be Critical in Protecting Agriculture

Technology has greatly impacted many industries we heavily rely on, including agriculture. The evolution of precision ag allows producers to collect and analyze data to effectively use crop inputs and maximize their harvests. But along with the benefits come cybersecurity risks.

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How Renewable Diesel Will Transform Agriculture

As the push for energy independence and achieving a lower carbon footprint continues to ramp up nationwide, many analysts believe soybean producers are going to see significant industry implications in the immediate future.

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