MISSOURI SOYBEAN MERCHANDISING COUNCIL
Farmers working for farmers to improve your operation
The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) is a farmer-run organization dedicated to improving profit opportunities for the Missouri soybean farmer through a combination of marketing, research and commercialization programs.
THE MSMC MISSION
We are committed to promoting and advancing innovative research, production and marketing solutions to maximize Missouri soybean farmer profitability.
THE MSMC VISION
Empowering Missouri Soybean farmers through innovation.
In 1991, U.S. soybean farmers created the national soybean checkoff. The U.S. Congress passed a provision as part of the 1990 farm bill to form the checkoff at the request of soybean farmers throughout the nation. The law required a referendum in 1994 to determine if the national checkoff program should continue. In this referendum, producers voted to continue the program.
By law, there are only certain areas where soybean checkoff dollars may be spent. Under no circumstance can funds be used for lobbying purposes.
The MSMC supports soybean research and innovation
The MSMC, along with partners such as the University of Missouri-Columbia, boasts one of the top production research programs in the country. Through research, MSMC is bringing more innovation to Missouri soybean farmers to help your operation from the ground up.
The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) is truly a farmer-run organization, with 13 farmer-directors overseeing the investment of 50 percent of Missouri’s checkoff dollars. The farmer-directors are elected in statewide elections to serve his or her geographic region. MSMC activities are coordinated through a full-time staff in Jefferson City, Missouri.
2022 Annual Report
Soybean research, demand, and education are the top priorities for the farmer leaders of the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council board of directors, and a new report spells out exactly where farmers’ checkoff dollars are going.