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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Managing high input costs in 2022

Farmer deals with sticker shock on crop inputs

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New Soybean Processing Plant Creating New Opportunities

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.”

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Fungicide Benefits

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.

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Sustainability Protocol boosts U.S. food soybean demand

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.

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Clean Fuels Alliance America – New Vision, Next Evolution

The National Biodiesel Board’s new name, Clean Fuels Alliance America, is a rebranding of the organization that CEO Donnell Rehagen calls the group’s “next evolution.”

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High oleic soybean acreage growth ‘on the cusp’

The number of acres planted to high oleic soybeans is growing. And although that growth has been slow to this point, an industry spokesman says that might change. There were 600,000 acres of high oleic soybeans grown in the U.S. in 2021, according to John Jansen, vice president of partnerships at the United Soybean Board.

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