Indiana’s ag groups are assuring farmers and Congresswoman Victoria Spartz of Indiana that there is transparency and oversight in producer-funded checkoff programs. The Congresswoman recently introduced an amendment to the ag appropriations bill that would prohibit USDA from using any tax dollars to administer... Read More.
Soybean growers are funding additional animal nutrition research through their checkoff program. Don Wyss from Indiana is on the United Soybean Board and serves as the animal nutrition working group’s leader. He tells Brownfield the board has been working with nutritionists focused on using... Read More.
The Michigan Beef Industry Commission has voted to renew a state-level checkoff. Chairman Monte Bordner tells Brownfield state collections will increase from 50 cents to $1 per head starting January 1st. “We have dealt with a pretty serious decline in revenue, and it’s been reflected... Read More.
Farmers representing Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council say they are seeing the value of checkoff dollars firsthand in Cartagena, Colombia. Several checkoff organizations are sponsors of U.S. Meat Export Federation’s 2023 Latin American Product Showcase—including Indiana Soybean Alliance, Illinois Soybean Association,... Read More.
Michigan livestock representatives say the proposed state beef checkoff could be simplified. During the first of three listening sessions, participants Thursday discussed concerns about the proposed rate of 10 cents for every $100 of gross value, capped at a dollar. Jimmy Lambert with Superior Livestock... Read More.
The Michigan Beef Industry Commission wants producer feedback on a state checkoff during upcoming listening sessions. Executive Director George Quackenbush tells Brownfield the addition of up to $1 per head would be significant for Michigan promotion and education efforts. “This proposal would at least double... Read More.
Growing demand for clean fuels like biodiesel increases not only the demand for Ohio soybeans, but the value as well. In this Voice of Soy, Scott Fenwick with Clean Fuels Alliance America highlights how Ohio soybean checkoff dollars are being used to help add value... Read More.
In this episode, find out how USB is investing in programs for 2024 in supply across three priority areas that include infrastructure and connectivity, health and nutrition, and innovation and technology. ... Using checkoff dollars to invest in 2024 projects... Read More.
The Michigan Beef Industry Commission is considering a proposal that would reinstate a state beef checkoff. Executive Director George Quackenbush tells Brownfield the Commission’s budget structure hasn’t changed in nearly 40 years but consumers have. “Less than a third of Michigan consumers have a positive... Read More.
Consumer demand is increasing for renewable and sustainable raw materials and that’s helping make soybeans an ideal ingredient for many products. In this episode, we detail what those products are and how they benefit farmers and consumers.
USB develops and implements projects for infrastructure and connectivity, health and nutrition and innovation and technology. In this episode, learn more about USB’s future priorities. ... Using checkoff dollars to expand research and market access for soybean farmers