Missouri soybean farmers are investing in their future by funding nearly $ 2.5 million this year in soybean research, development and education projects.
The projects selected for funding address challenges directly affecting soybean producers in Missouri, soybean markets and future opportunities.
The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council has funded 31 projects, ranging in value from $ 16,375 to $ 460,000. Projects selected for funding include soybean breeding programs in northern and southern Missouri, as well as work on soybean golf balls, disease resistance and herbicide tolerance, and soil health.
Funding decisions are made by the 13-member Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council Board of Directors after review by staff and external consultants. The work is funded by the Soybean Levy Program, in which farmers contribute research, promotion and education for half a percent of the selling price of their soybeans. Each project is assessed individually and by a committee of farmers elected by their peers to sit on the state soybean harvest table.
You can find the full list on a link posted on this linkhttps://mosoy.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/MSMC_FY22FundedProjects_061121.pdf>.