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Working for Missouri soybean farmers through advocacy, education and research

Missouri Soybeans is dedicated to helping improve profit opportunities for Missouri soybean farmers from St. Joe to Ste. Gen and everywhere in between. When innovation combines with the versatility and sustainability of soy, we believe the opportunities are limitless.


We invest _ in soy checkoff research through the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council

The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) directs the investment of Missouri soy checkoff dollars.


We advocate _ for farmers through the Missouri Soybean Association

The Missouri Soybean Association (MSA) is the voice of Missouri soybean farmers in Jefferson City and Washington D.C.

missouri soybeans in a field

The miracle bean

As a crop that provides both meal and oil, soybeans are extremely versatile. Add to that sustainable and renewable and you’ve got an ideal ingredient for many products.

missouri soybeans farmer

Robert Alpers is a generational farmer that grew up working on his family’s operation with his father and two brothers. Robert serves on many boards including the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) and the United Soybean Board (USB) while being an active member of his community. He has continued the tradition of passing on the farm and today, he farms with his son, Nathan, who operates the family business.

Farm Name: Alpers Bros Farms Inc. & 4-A’s LLC

City: Prairie Home, MO

Farming Since: 1975

Combine Harvesting Missouri Soybeans

Soybean farming is more than planting and harvesting

Modern farms are complex, technologically advanced operations. Using more data and information than ever before, farmers make many decisions on their farms: what soybean variety to plant based on their end user, when to plant based on their weather and soil type and what environmental practices are needed to care for and improve land, water and air quality.


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We have a lot to share with you: the latest soybean research, legislative bills, agricultural trends and innovations that impact farming and much more.