See For Yourself: Importance of International Marketing

As a South Dakota soybean farmer, you have the opportunity to see how the South Dakota soybean checkoff contributes to export opportunities. This June, the SD soybean checkoff will host 15 soybean farmers on a See For Yourself mission to the Pacific Northwest, a major export region for soybeans from South Dakota. The mission will give participants the opportunity to see how the checkoff works to increase productivity, profitability and demand.

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A Visit to the Largest Soybean Farm in the World

In Brazil we had the amazing experience of visiting the Bom Futuro farm in the Mato Grosso region. The Bom Futuro farm was founded in 1982, and has already grown to be the largest soybean farm in the world, with 555,000 acres of just soybeans! This does not even include what they grow for other crops or their pasture land. They also grow 170,000 acres of cotton and 260,000 acres corn all around Mato Grosso state, considering the first and the second crops.

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South Dakota Women Who Grow Food Start Conversations with the Women Who Buy It

CommonGround™ South Dakota Hosts ‘Conversations about Farming and Food’ Dinner

FOOD.

We buy it. We eat it. We talk about it.

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SD Farmers Visit Grays Harbor

Darin Rogness (Toronto, SD) & Joel Foxley (Platte, SD) toured the AGP facility at the Port of Grays Harbor.

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Go Viral.

South Dakota Soybean has posted the Top 10 Scoring Video Submission from our FFA Video Contest!

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Top 10 from China

During our many hours of travel time (including a drive home to Sioux Falls,after our flight from Chicago was cancelled), the group had plenty of time to collect our thoughts and reflect on our experiences. From those conversations we developed a top 10 list to share with you.

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Impromptu Field Visit in the Mekong Rice Bowl

Vietnam is the second largest exporter of rice in Asia. The Mekong River Delta is the rice bowl of Asia, and they are able to harvest 3 rice crops a year.

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Feed Mills & Fish Farms in Vietnam

The past couple of days have been filled with visits to feed mills and fish farms in the more rural areas of Vietnam. Vietnam is the largest soybean meal buyer in the world, with about 10 million metric tons of soybean meal going to commercial feed production. About 20% of this goes to producing feed for aquaculture in South Vietnam.

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