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
Daryl Obermeyer, farmer and Nebraska Soybean Board member from Brownville, reviews the budget action that took place at the September Nebraska Soybean Board meeting and reflects on six years serving on the Nebraska Soybean Board.
"One of the things that we are focusing on these days is emerging markets and working with new buyers." - Jim Sutter, CEO of the U.S. Soybean Export Council - USSEC discusses the #USSOY advantage and recent U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Specialty Grains Conference 2020. The virtual event brought together more than 1,500 buyers and sellers representing nearly 70 countries to learn more about the competitive advantage that represents U.S. soy.
"We have a number of counties that are pretty hard-hit this year - should be now focusing on whether or not we had/have soybean gall midge in our fields." - Dr. Justin McMechan. The pest has increased its presence with each cropping season and moved across state lines. To learn more about this and other pests, visit: soybeangallmidge.org/ or cropwatch.unl.edu/
"A lot of the proposals deal directly with #Nebraska - and we're all working hard to use checkoff dollars in the best way possible." Richard Bartek discusses the FY21 projects and proposals as part of the North Central Soybean Research Program, a farmer-led organization that invests soybean checkoff funds in university research and Extension programs to better understand and manage plant stressors that reduce soybean yield and farmer profitability.
"It's a great way to diversify our U.S. soy demand. We hope that these types of activities can help raise the price and demand for soy." Eugene Goering talks about feeding new opportunities with soy aquaculture. The Soy Aquaculture Alliance recently held a meeting on August 12.
"We have volunteers throughout the whole state, and they help bridge that gap between farmers and consumers.” Karen Brokaw talks about CommonGround Nebraska, the program's purpose and some of its goals. Visit commongroundnebraska.com to learn more.
"A lot of interesting projects for not only 2021, but for years to come." Ed Lammers, farmer and director on the United Soybean Board, recaps last week's virtual meeting and investment process.
United Soybean Board (USB). The national checkoff program approved 176 projects for the upcoming fiscal year.
Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator, gives an update about the 2020 Soybean Management Field Days. This year, the program's research & presentations will be shared and promoted virtually. Farmers and individuals wanting to learn more are encouraged to stay updated by visiting: www.enrec.unl.edu/soydays
Anne Meis, farmer and NSB secretary from Elgin, recaps last week's board meeting and announces NSB elections being held in District 5 & 7. If you are a qualified soybean farmer living in one of the election districts, we encourage to get to know the candidates and vote.
Nathan Dorn, farmer and chairman of the international marketing committee on the NSB, talks about the July meeting, FY21 funding and the At-Large board member who will be voted on at the meeting.