Making Your Demand Our Business.
Missouri’s soybean organizations work to develop and grow opportunities for Missouri’s soybean farmers and Missouri-grown soybean, as well as our allied industry partners. Ongoing projects range from facilitating networking opportunities across industry to investing in leading breeding programs and industrial uses of soybean oil and meal.
Contact any member of the Missouri Soybean Association and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council staff for more information.
Economic Impact of Soybean
The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council commissioned the Economic Contribution of Missouri Soybeans study to assess the economic activity associated with the state’s soybean production and processing industry. The study identified a $7.7 billion output for Missouri’s soybean value chain, $3.2 billion in added value, $1.4 billion labor income and showed support of more than 20,700 jobs.
Commodity Flow and Infrastructure
This study of intrastate and interstate commodity flows and the associated infrastructure was commissioned by the Missouri Soybean Association and Missouri Corn Growers Association. The research included a cost-benefit analysis discussing the impact of deteriorating bridges in an area important to the movement of large amounts of soybeans to two major processing plants and a summarization of some results by federal congressional district.
Missouri Success Stories
Paseo Biofuels LLC
Paseo Biofuels is a New Generation LLC made up of over 600 Missouri farmer members that own 53 percent of a 40 million gallon (annually) biodiesel production facility and glycerin refinery in Kansas City, MO. Cargill owns the other 47 percent of this joint venture. The operation is located next to Cargill’s soybean crush plant near the Paseo Bridge over the Missouri River.
Mid-America Biofuels LLC
Located in Mexico, MO, Mid-America Biofuels is a joint venture of Biofuels, LLC (a farmer-owned biodiesel business), Ray-Carroll County Grain Growers, MFA Oil Company, Growmark Inc, and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM).
Moberly Natural Crush
A new soybean crushing facility under development, Moberly Natural Crush (MNC) will produce specialty soybean meal and oil to producers of non-GMO and organic food products, including utilizing SOYLEIC™ non-GMO, high oleic soybean trait technology. MNC plans to be operational in 2021.
The Bay Farm Research Facility
The Bay Farm Research Facility exists to support and facilitate the research, business and market development and educational programs of the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council and Missouri Soybean Association. Since its official opening in August 2012, the facility has been home to a collaborative effort between respected soybean scientists and Missouri farmers. The facility operates under the mission to conduct high-quality research responsive to the needs of Missouri soybean producers, to showcase the importance of biosciences in agriculture, and to support Missouri’s soybean industry in bringing reliable, safe, sustainable and profitable products to the marketplace.
Ongoing projects include efforts to develop soybean varieties and value-added traits that will optimize soybean yields and improve the profitability and competitiveness of soybeans grown in Missouri. Analysis of varieties’ yields, nutritional value and oil content conducted at the facility directly impacts the bottom line of Missouri soybean producers and supports other researchers’ work in Missouri, across the U.S. and around the world.