Articles & Press Releases

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Feb 1, 2023

February 1, 2023

Registration Open for 2023 Eastern Nebraska Soil Health Conference

 

Registration is open for the 2023 Eastern Nebraska Soil Health Conference, formerly known as the Nebraska Cover Crop Conference. The event will take place on Thursday, February 9, at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center near Mead.   This annual conference features speakers who will share their experiences with a variety of soil health practices. Topics will include cover crops, diversifying crop rotations, biochar and other regenerative practices.   The conference…

Jan 31, 2023

January 31, 2023

Chvatal Named as Executive Director of the Nebraska Soybean Board

 

Lincoln, Nebraska - The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is pleased to announce that Andy Chvatal has been named as executive director of NSB, effective Monday, January 30, 2023.   In his position, Chvatal will work on behalf of the state’s soybean farmers and contribute to the mission of NSB, which is to grow value for Nebraska farmers by maximizing their checkoff investments. Chvatal will work to meet NSB's goals through the leadership of strategic programming in…

Jan 23, 2023

January 23, 2023

Nebraska Soybean Board Seeks Soybean Farmers Interested in United Soybean Board Nomination

 

Lincoln, Nebraska - The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is looking for soybean farmers interested in filling one of Nebraska’s four director positions with the United Soybean Board (USB), for a three-year term.    USB’s 77 volunteer farmer-leaders work on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers to achieve maximum value for their soy checkoff investments. These volunteers create value by investing in research, education and promotion with the vision to deliver sustainable…

Jan 19, 2023

January 19, 2023

Nebraska Soybean Farmers Encouraged to Apply for Candidacy

This year, the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) will be seeking farmer-leaders to represent fellow soybean farmers in Districts 5, 7 and the at-large position. The candidacy petition period began on December 1 and concludes on April 14.   Soybean farmers who reside in counties that are up for election in 2023 will receive ballots and candidate information regarding NSB’s election process via direct mail. The NSB at-large position is open to all soybean farmers in Nebraska and will be…

Nov 16, 2022

November 16, 2022

Nebraska Soybean Board to Meet

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) will hold its next meeting on November 21-22, 2022 at the Marriot Cornhusker Hotel located at 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.   The Board will conduct regular board business and hold an election of officers. 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 www.nebraskasoybeans.org About the Nebraska…

October 19, 2022

Nebraska Soybean Board Begins Search For New Executive Director

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is announcing its search for a new executive director. Current executive director, Scott Ritzman, has announced his resignation and will be returning to the international grain export industry launching projects for clients, enhancing existing programs and solving client problems in foreign markets.   “Since being hired as associate executive director in the fall of 2019 and eventually executive director in the spring of 2020, I have greatly enjoyed…

Sep 20, 2022

September 20, 2022

Soybean Farmers Provide $900,000 to Help Expand Soybean Meal Exports

One of the most dynamic developments within the soybean industry in recent history has been the proliferation of current and planned expansion of soybean processing throughout the United States – largely inspired by the demand for soybean oil as one of the primary feedstocks for the expanding renewable energy market. These current and planned investments present a profound question, “With all of the future processing, how can we most effectively access markets for the increased soybean…

September 2, 2022

Nebraska Soybean Board to Meet

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) will hold its next meeting on September 7-8, 2022 at the Omaha Marriott located at 10220 Regency Circle, Omaha, Nebraska.   Among conducting regular board business, the Board will finalize funding for FY23 proposals and learn about 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 www.nebraskasoybeans.org…

Sep 1, 2022

September 1, 2022

North Platte Chamber & Development Announces Pursuit of Soybean Crush Plant

The North Platte Chamber & Development Corporation (the Chamber) has announced its pursuit of a soybean processing plant to anchor its newly developing industrial rail park.   The 300-acre industrial rail park is located eight miles west of North Platte, near Hershey. Over three years of planning with Union Pacific Railroad, the Nebraska Legislature, Lincoln County Commissioners, the Village of Hershey, the City of North Platte, Greenbrier Rail Services, various utility partners and…