Develop New Markets and Drive Demand Through Leadership

South Dakota soybean farmers can be candidates for board seats to help direct the spending of the South Dakota Soybean Checkoff. The farmer-led South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (SDSRPC) has three board seats up for election this year. One director will be elected from each of three districts: District Three, consisting of the southeastern South Dakota counties of Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, and Turner; District Four, the east-central counties of Brookings, Lake, Miner, Moody, and Sanborn; and District Seven, which is Brown, Campbell, Corson, Edmunds, Harding, McPherson, and Perkins Counties, in north-central South Dakota.

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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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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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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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How To Manage Fertilizer Costs Against Tight Margins

The cost of fertilizers soared to unprecedented levels last year, and that price trend remains intact as we approach the 2022 spring planting season.

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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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Jerry Schmitz

AgOutlook Exudes Optimism, Builds Connections

On December 8–9, ag industry leaders and producers from across the state gathered together for South Dakota Soybean Association’s 17th annual AgOutlook Trade Show & Conference at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls.

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Meet Tanner Hento, South Dakota’s 2021-22 ASA Corteva Young Leader

Tanner Hento of Avon, S.D. has been selected to represent the South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) in the 2021-2022 American Soybean Association/ Corteva Agriscience Young Leader program.

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