SOYBEANS

Previewing The Northern Corn & Soybean Expo 2020

There will be a breakout session with Zach Johnson, the YouTuber also known as the Millennial Farmer.

FARGO, N.D. The 2020 Northern Corn and Soybean Expo is back in town for it’s third year. The expo will have insightful panels that look into global market trends, and how to prepare and plan for the new trade deals. Personnel from the USDA will also be at the show to help guide farmers through crop insurance and programs like…

China Buys 10 Metric Tons of U.S. Soybeans, Sen. Smith Says It May Not Be Enough

BREAKING: In Oval Office meeting today, the Chinese committed to buy an additional 10 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans. Hats off to @POTUS for bringing China to the table. Strategy is working. Show of good faith by the Chinese. Also indications of more good news to come. — Sec. Sonny Perdue (@SecretarySonny) February 22, 2019 WASHINGTON – Agriculture Senator Sonny…

Cramer, Heitkamp Go Head-to-Head in First Debate in Bismarck

The two candidates went back and forth on major key issues

BISMARCK, N.D. — With the eyes of the nation looking on, Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Congressman Kevin Cramer went toe–to–toe on the debate stage for the first time. After being clouded in controversy over her campaign team printing the names of sexual assault victims without their permission, Senator Heitkamp started the night with an apology. “This is a terrible mistake and…

ND Soybean Council Helps Consumers Step Into Farmers’ Shoes

The price for the crop used to be over $8 but it's now under $7

FARGO, N.D. — There’s about 10,000 soybean farmers in North Dakota who sell their product to people around the U.S. and around the world. Now consumers are getting the chance to understand what it is soybean farmers do every day to get their crops from the field to the kitchen table, thanks to the North Dakota Soybean Council. “See the soybean production, meet…

Early Snow in Valley City Hits Crops Hard

Some say they've never seen a situation like this

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Farmers are taking a hit after the snow damaged a lot of their crops. They say it’s not normal to be dealing with this amount of snow so early in the season. One farmer who grows corn and soybeans said neither he nor his father had ever seen a situation like this. He says the wet and…

Mexican Soybean Buyers Visit North Dakota Farms

The Soybean Council has been hosting groups from several countries over the past few weeks

CASSELTON, N.D. — Mexican soybean buyers visited farms in North Dakota.  The Soybean Council has hosted several groups from different countries over the past few weeks. “We’re grateful they take the time to leave their companies and families to come over here, and take a firsthand look at our crop, and we’re happy to host them and tell the North…

Filipino Soybean Buyers Visit North Dakota Farms

Their trip takes them through every step of the soybean trading process

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Soybean Council hosted soybean buyers from the Philippines so they could see farms around the state and see what their product goes through from start to finish. “From the farm— the elevator, the crushing facility, the rails, and in two days’ time we’re going to see the Port of Grays harbor as well. All the way…

China Trade Dispute Results in No Bids on Soybeans

Over half of All soybeans grown in the U.S. are sent overseas

FARGO, N.D. — The trade dispute with China is having an impact on North Dakota’s soybean industry. Half of all soybeans grown in the U.S. are sent overseas. Of that 60 percent is exported to China. Now it’s all at a standstill. “The local grain elevators have not had bids to export soybeans out of the PNW or the Pacific…

A&E Network Cooks With One of North Dakota’s Top Crops

"Food Quest" is filming three segments on soybeans

FARGO, N.D.– One of North Dakota’s top crops is headed to the A&E Network this fall. It may seem pretty simple at first, but soybeans can be used in recipes both sweet and savory. “It’s so versatile, from a canned product to a frozen product, to shelf staple products,” The Soyfoods Council executive director Linda Funk said. “So, you can…

Farmers Feeling Effects of Trade War, Farmer Bailout

President Trump just signed a $12 billion bailout

MOORHEAD, Minn. — President Trump’s tariffs on international trade from countries like Mexico and China and the European Union are hitting American farmers hard. His $12 billion farmer bailout is what many agriculture experts say is a band aid. “It’s a short–term bandage where we may be bleeding long in agriculture. In the long run, it really doesn’t help our global…