Nebraska Soybean Weekly Radio UpdateNebraska 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
Greg Anderson, farmer and Nebraska Soybean Board member from Newman Grove gives an update on domestic marketing for soy. NSB is working to continue the establishment and partnership with end users to grow domestic and international soybean demand. The summer SoybeaNebraska magazine, hitting mailboxes this week, contains featured content regarding the drive of domestic demand.
Justin McMechan, an assistant professor of entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is working with the farming community and his colleagues in four states to learn about and research soybean gall midge. The pest has increased its presence with each cropping season and moved across state lines. Researchers are working to get ahead of the gall midge and are now making strides to understand its lifecycle and habits.
MEG Corp is an industry leader in product solutions, testing services and fuel consulting. They provide technical, educational and promotional support to commodity groups to advance the use of renewable fuels like biodiesel and ethanol by fuel distributors, marketers and end users. Lisa Pedderson, director of operations at MEG Corp, talks about the work with Nebraska soybean farmers and NSB.
June is Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska. Greg Anderson, farmer and NSB At-Large board member talks about the benefits of biofuels and the benefits for our state. NSB will be promoting the utilization of soybean oil in fuels all month long.
The United Soybean Board (USB) is still working for you. USB is working to provide a safe, high-quality product by continuing our work to support farm families and the soy supply chain. Ron Pavelka, farmer from Glenvil and USB director, gives an update from our soy checkoff.
"Red meat exports added about 85 cents to a bushel of beans. That relationship is solid." John Hinners, vice president of industry relations with The U.S. Meat Export Federation, gives an update on the red meat export industry and talks about the importance of soybeans in the global food chain.
Daryl Obermeyer, farmer and NSB board member from Brownville gives an update on spring planting in his area. He also talks about the recent developments of work being done with the U.S.A Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and the changes of investments due to COVID-19.
In February, Nebraska soybean representatives spent time at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, TX. Daryl Obermeyer, NSB district 5 board member, talks about his experience and involvement with Ag Leader Source, an online opportunity to continue to grow and develop board leadership skills through the Soybean Board Leadership Development Program.
High oleic soybean oil is the latest innovation from the U.S. Soy industry, which invests in research to develop soybean varieties that offer improved functional and nutritional characteristics for both oil and protein. Anne Meis, NSB Secretary, talks about the high oleic fish fry promotion across Nebraska and the benefits, functionality and fry life of home-grown high oleic soybean oil.
The Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) works to create new opportunities for soybean farmers within a growing domestic market: aquaculture. SAA funds programs and research that increases the utilization of U.S. soybeans in the diets of fish and shrimp. Eugene Goering, SAA secretary, reports on their recent meeting.