Nebraska Soybean Weekly Radio Update
Nebraska soybean farmers face important issues in the field and market. Listen to the Nebraska Soybean Weekly Radio Update to keep up with the latest in soybean programs, news from the field, and interviews from your district representatives on the Nebraska Soybean Board.
The weekly, two-minute program updates soybean farmers about current events and projects supported with Nebraska soybean checkoff dollars.
Listen to the weekly radio update on the following stations or from the archive below.
- KRVN AM/FM
- KTIC AM/FM
- KAWL AM
- KTMX FM
NSB Radio Reports
It's Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska! Greg Anderson, farmer and board member from Newman Grove, updates listeners on Nebraska biofuels and the huge array of benefits that they have for consumers. Since 2006, the acting Nebraska governor has dedicated one month out of each year to recognize the importance of renewable biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel.
Ed Lammers, farmer and United Soybean Board member from Hartington has an update on soybean oil usage. Soy checkoff research funding and partnership with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has led to a multi-decade commitment by the tire manufacturer to source sustainably produced U.S. soybean oil, phasing out petroleum-derived oils from its products by 2040.
Laura Thompson, Nebraska Extension Educator gives and update from the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network and benefits to soybean farmers in the state.
"It's also where we celebrate agriculture across our communities." Stacey Agnew, executive director of the Nebraska FFA Foundation, highlights National FFA Week and the legacy of FFA in the state of Nebraska.
"People are cooking again....and they have great food questions and it's an honor, as a farmer, to be able to answer those questions and be transparent about what we do on our farms and ranches."
Hilary Maricle, farmer and CommonGround volunteer, recaps the annual CommonGround Nebraska conference held on February 11, 2021. The organization is also celebrating its 10th anniversary in Nebraska.
Peter Mishek of Mishek Inc. shares his observations on the global markets and the impact on Nebraska soybean farmers. Mishek works daily in logistics, global supply chain management, projects in business development, procurement, trading and operations management.
"You are also talking about highways, rural roads and bridges and all of the things that are really important to rural America and farmers." Mike Steenhoek, CEO of the Soy Transportation Coalition, talks about a new year of hope for important transportation projects.
On this first program of the new year, Newman Grove farmer and Nebraska Soybean Board at-large member, Greg Anderson, previews the annual National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. The conference, themed with "RISE", will take place virtually this year. It's a great opportunity to learn about the vision of biodiesel and renewable diesel through the lens of experts in the industry.
It's going to be a good program....here is an opportunity to learn more about marketing grain among other topics. The Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo will take place on December, 17.
The free expo, which begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. can be accessed virtually here: go.unl.edu/2020soyexpo
Doug Saathoff, farmer and vice chairman of the Nebraska Soybean Board, gives an update from the November meeting. The board held an election for new officers and the four committees: research, education/communication, domestic marketing and international marketing.