Congress passed a provision as part of the 1990 farm bill to form the checkoff at the request of soybean farmers throughout the nation. In 1991, farmers across the U.S. voted to make it official, and they solidified their support for investing in themselves through the checkoff through a referendum in 1994. Missouri’s soybean farmers … Continue reading See how your soybean checkoff is working for you.
By: Jason Jenkins, Mill Creek Communications For most of his 70 years, Rex Wood essentially has lived in the same place. He and his wife, Pat, make their home outside of Meadville in north Missouri’s Linn County, residing just a mile and a half west of the farmstead where Rex spent the majority of his … Continue reading Rural Roots, World Views
By: Brandelyn Martin Chopping rye silage on Lehenbauer Farms, Inc. in Hannibal, Missouri exemplifies the meaning of a family affair. From hauling wagons to driving tractors, it is all hands on deck when silage is chopped on the farm, Mark and Amy Lehenbauer explained. Even the kids want in on the action as soon as … Continue reading The Modern Family Farm
By: Mike Steenhoek, Soy Transportation Coalition “Who is your customer?” is perhaps the most elementary of questions for any enterprise or industry to answer if they are to enjoy success. When posing this question to farmers, the answers can be quite varied. Is it the local elevator? After all, that is where soybeans are often first … Continue reading A Localized Supply Chain in a Global Marketplace
By: Jason Jenkins, Mill Creek Communications Like so many across the Show-Me State this spring, Greg Luce found himself in a planting predicament. After enduring drought in 2018, the Missouri Soybean Association’s director of research was thankful for the more-than-adequate moisture that replenished the soil profile at the Bay Farm Research Facility south of Columbia. … Continue reading Adopting A ‘Two Pass Approach’
The June 2019 issue of Missouri Soybean Farmer magazine highlights Missouri farm families, sharing their efforts to engage the next generation and ensure the health of their land and water resources, as well as their livestock and crops. The issue also includes the next section in the annual series on growing conventional soybean and an … Continue reading Missouri Soybean Farmer: June 2019 Issue
May 14, 2019 The following is a joint statement by Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Missouri Pork Association, Missouri Soybean Association and Missouri Corn Growers Association The Missouri legislature’s final approval of Senate Bill 391 is good for Missouri’s farms and communities. This bill will ensure we use the latest science so that our … Continue reading Missouri Agriculture Groups’ Joint Statement on Final Passage of Senate Bill 391
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Kids feeding kids is the focus of the 2019 Drive to Feed Kids; which kicked off May 1. Missouri agriculture is banding together once again to address the alarming reality that one in five Missouri children regularly face hunger. The goal of this collaboration is to raise funds to provide food … Continue reading Missouri Agriculture Pulls Together to Impact Childhood Hunger
Whether it’s fighting for our markets or basics like crop insurance, you have more than enough going on without worrying about negotiating in the statehouse or Washington D.C. for the resources that matter to your farm. And when you can’t be there – Who’s fighting for you? Want to know more? Visit mosoy.org/missouri-soybean-association.
This letter was first published in the April 2019 issue of Missouri Soybean Farmer magazine. Let’s look at the definition of an extremist or a radical; or, perhaps easier – let’s just look at a few synonyms of extremist: fanatic, radical, belligerent, dogmatist, bigot, militant, chauvinist, maniac. What else comes to mind? Political control for … Continue reading Letter from the CEO: Extremism and Agriculture