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Checkoff research shows value in soybean meal

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.

Michigan beef checkoff raising assessments

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 see firsthand benefits of checkoff dollars in Colombia

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 beef marketers supportive of state checkoff

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.

Biofuels are an important checkoff investment

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.

Cattle producers propose state checkoff

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.