By Brandelyn Martin Before their years of higher education, Daniel, Mark and Michael Carpenter could each be found working and learning on the family farm. These brothers said their interest and participation in the farming operation started at a young age. “Dad put a lot of trust in us,” Mark said. “Daniel and I were … Continue reading Coming Home
By Brian Zimmerschied This spring, Missouri received record amounts of rain. As the rain fell, many farmers’ stress raised as quickly as the rivers and streams around them. Dealing with the uncertainty of Mother Nature is nothing new for seasoned producers, but when farmers can’t farm during key periods, it has a way of putting … Continue reading The Right Conversations
By Jason Jenkins, Mill Creek Communications When the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released its annual Acreage report at the end of June, it came as no surprise that Missouri’s soybean acres would be down even further than what the agency had estimated just three short months earlier. A lot had happened in those 90 … Continue reading Down, But Not Out
The August 2019 issue of Missouri Soybean Farmer magazine highlights succession planning, financial conversations and continues the deep dive into raising conventional soybean in the Show-Me State. A special feature on the Carpenter family shares their story of bringing the fourth generation back to the farm. To read the full issue online, click here.
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New Facility To Showcase US Presidential Green Chemistry Award-Winning Process That Provides 99.9% Pure, Bio-Renewable Propylene Glycol At Competitive Price July 17, 2019 Ayas Renewables, Inc. has completed definitive engineering and is in the process of final site selection for a large-scale domestic plant to convert low-value waste biodiesel crude glycerol into high-value propylene glycol … Continue reading News: Ayas Renewables Completes Definitive Engineering for Glycerin to Bio-Renewable Propylene Glycol Plant
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’