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Jun 11, 2024

June 11, 2024

NSB Board Meeting Agenda - June 2024

View the full agenda here.

May 7, 2024

May 7, 2024

City of Lincoln to Fuel Municipal Fleet with Biodiesel

The City of Lincoln has been awarded funding from the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) to begin incorporating B20 biodiesel in its municipal fleet.   This biodiesel incentive program marks a significant milestone in the City's ongoing commitment to sustainability and reducing carbon emissions, replacing 215,000 gallons of petroleum diesel in nearly 130 fleet vehicles.   Biodiesel is a clean-burning alternative fuel made from renewable sources, with soybean oil being the primary feedstock.…

May 3, 2024

May 3, 2024

Farmers and Firefighters Join Forces to Eliminate Forever Chemicals

This International Firefighters’ Day, the Nebraska Soybean Board encourages farmers to talk to their local fire departments about the health and environmental benefits of soy-based firefighting foam.   Firefighters and farmers in Nebraska serve as the backbones of our local communities, united by a shared commitment to safety and service. As our first line of defense, firefighters face numerous risks navigating hazardous environments with smoke and carcinogens. Firefighters rely on various…

May 1, 2024

May 1, 2024

Governor Pillen Proclaims May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska

Governor Jim Pillen has once again demonstrated his commitment to sustainable energy by designating the month of May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska. This proclamation, made during a ceremony at the State Capitol today, underscores the pivotal role that renewable fuels play in the state's economy, environment and energy security.   Renewable fuels are locally produced, reducing the need for imported energy while keeping investment in Nebraska. They also provide farmers an extra income…

Apr 30, 2024

April 30, 2024

Nebraska Celebrates Renewable Fuels Month This May

Renewable Fuels Month highlights the importance of renewable biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, especially for Nebraskans. The month of May marks the beginning of the summer driving season, making it an ideal time to fuel up on clean and cost-saving biofuels. Ethanol, renewable diesel and biodiesel help to decrease America’s dependence on foreign oil, boost our nation’s economy, and support thousands of jobs in rural communities.   Ethanol is the third largest Nebraska agriculture…

Apr 11, 2024

April 11, 2024

Clemente awarded with Larry Tonniges Research Achievement Award

Tom Elmo Clemente, a distinguished figure in the realm of plant genetics and biotechnology, has been honored with the Larry Tonniges Research Achievement Award for his groundbreaking contributions to soybean research. The award, which was made possible by the family of the late Larry Tonniges, a longtime Nebraska farmer who was dedicated to production research as part of the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB), honors researchers who have made significant contributions to soybean research for NSB.  …

Mar 25, 2024

March 25, 2024

Nebraska Corn Board and Nebraska Soybean Board Promote Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week

The Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) and Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) have partnered together for the 2024 Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week because everyone deserves to go home from work each day. The goal is to raise awareness among farmers and agricultural workers about the importance of safety when working in and around grain bins. This initiative also emphasizes the significance of overall safety practices on the farm.   As Nebraska farmers strive for innovation and higher yields, there…

Mar 14, 2024

March 14, 2024

Nebraska Soybean Board to meet

The Nebraska Soybean Board will hold its next meeting on March 19-20, 2024 at the Embassy Suites located at 1040 P Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.   Among conducting regular business, the Board will review FY25 production research proposals and other new opportunities. The meeting is open to the public and will provide an opportunity for public discussion. The complete agenda for the meeting is available for inspection on the Nebraska Soybean Board website at   About…

Mar 8, 2024

March 8, 2024

Teachers Invited to Summer Soybean Institute

The Nebraska Soybean Board is proud to announce its funding support for the upcoming 2024 Summer Soybean Institute (SSI), inviting twenty middle school and high school educators to delve into the fascinating world of soybeans. Hosted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) in collaboration with local teacher-leader collaboratives, this enriching institute will be held on May 29-30 and July 16-18.   SSI aims to equip teachers…

Mar 5, 2024

March 5, 2024

NSB Board Meeting Agenda - March 2024

View the full agenda here.