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
The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council’s annual summary of research and demonstration projects made possible by Missouri soybean farmers’ checkoff dollars is now available. The report highlights 2018 projects ranging from soybean breeding work to strip trials. See the full, interactive report by clicking here.
Missouri Soybean Farmer-Directors Help Connect Trade and Development for U.S. Soy Through ASA/WISHH’s CAST Project
Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council Board Members Kyle Durham, Tim Gottman and Bob Littleton as well as Director of Business Development Tony Stafford joined the launch of ASA/WISHH’s newest strategic partnership. ASA/WISHH’s U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST) – Cambodia project is designed to grow trade and development of Cambodia’s important … Continue reading Missouri Soybean Farmer-Directors Help Connect Trade and Development for U.S. Soy Through ASA/WISHH’s CAST Project
The April issue of Missouri Soybean Farmer magazine continues the conventional soybean series, looking at cover crop and soil preparation decisions ahead of planting season. This issue also highlights sustainability work by the Gottman family and progress on construction of the Center for Soybean Innovation in Jefferson City. Read the full issue online by clicking … Continue reading Read the April 2019 Issue of Missouri Soybean Farmer Now
On March 21, Governor Mike Parson declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to worsening conditions along the Missouri and Mississippi River systems as a result of release from upstream reservoirs, snow melt and excessive rainfall. The Governor’s signature on Executive Order 19-05 made the declaration official. Governor Parson also activated the Missouri State … Continue reading Missouri Flood Resources
Washington, D.C. March 12, 2019:From crop insurance to conservation programs and transportation, President Trump’s proposed budget would significantly slash programs vital to the soybean industry. Cuts to crop insurance and farm subsidies would be deep, totaling $28 billion over 10 years. This would directly impact soy growers in several ways: The majority of those savings … Continue reading ASA: Administration’s Budget Proposal Takes a Big Bite out of Bean Priorities
This may be used as an op/ed or letter to the editor. The average feral hog weighs a little more than 100 pounds – the biggest, about 400. And every one of them is hitting above their weight class when it comes to damaging Missouri’s natural resources and Missourians livelihoods. They’re an invasive species that … Continue reading Op/Ed: Feral Hogs Have to Go
Soybean growers showed their support for the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council board of directors throughout the annual election of farmers to lead the organization. The board oversees soybean checkoff investments in Missouri. The elections are overseen by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. Four current farmer leaders were elected to additional three-year terms on the board. … Continue reading Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council District Directors Election Results
Atchison County soybean farmer C. Brooks Hurst was elected to a second term as president of the Missouri Soybean Association during the annual meeting in Jefferson City this week. As the Association’s president, Hurst will lead Missouri’s soybean policy, regulatory and outreach efforts on behalf of farmers statewide. “It takes a team to address the … Continue reading C. Brooks Hurst of Tarkio to Lead Missouri Soybean Association through 2019
Missouri’s newest senator, Josh Hawley, is featured in the February issue of Missouri Soybean Farmer magazine. The issue also includes an overview of the market for conventional (non-GMO) soy in Missouri and highlights Leopold Award winners John and Sandy Scherder of northeastern Missouri’s Pike County. Read the full issue online by clicking here.