Articles & Press Releases

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Jul 8, 2024

July 8, 2024

U.S. and Nebraska Acreage Report for 2024

U.S. Acreage REPORT   The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimated 91.5 million acres of corn planted in the United States for 2024, down 3% from last year, according to the acreage report released June 28. Soybean area planted is estimated at 86.1 million acres, up 3% from last year.    Following up on the Prospective Plantings report released in March, NASS surveyed approximately 9,000 segments of land and…

Jul 1, 2024

July 1, 2024

Your voting guide for the 2024 Nebraska Soybean Board Elections

Ballots will be going out the week of July 8 to farmers residing in Districts 1 and 3. Please follow the ballot instructions carefully to ensure your vote is counted. If you have not received a ballot by July 19, please call 402-564-5827 to request one.   CALL 402-564-5827   Return ballots should be postmarked by July 31st.   The Nebraska Soybean Board is funded and led by you, its farmers. If you want your voice heard and to see your input reflected in the work NSB does, it’s…

Jun 21, 2024

June 21, 2024

Nebraska Soybean Board to meet

The Nebraska Soybean Board will hold its next meeting on June 27-28, 2024 at the River’s Edge Conference Center located at 265 33rd Ave, Columbus, Nebraska.   Among conducting regular board business, the Board will review FY25 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…

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…