Articles & Press Releases

If you would like to speak with a Nebraska Soybean Board media representative or would like to be added to our release distribution list, please contact Tom Hoxmeier at 402-441-3240.

May 10, 2023

May 10, 2023

Specht awarded with first-ever Larry Tonniges Research Achievement Award

Dr. Jim Specht, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln emeriti professor and Scottsbluff native, was recently awarded the first-ever Larry Tonniges Research Achievement Award. 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.   Dr. Specht, who began at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln…

May 4, 2023

May 4, 2023

Governor Pillen declares May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska

Today, Governor Jim Pillen designated the month of May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska during a proclamation ceremony at the State Capitol. Renewable Fuels Month celebrates the crucial role that renewable fuels play in the state's economy, environment and energy security.   As environmental issues continue to spark national discussions, both ethanol and biodiesel are well-suited to combat global warming and promote cleaner air. Ethanol blends can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by…

May 1, 2023

May 1, 2023

Nebraska celebrates Renewable Fuels Month in May

Renewable Fuels Month highlights the importance of renewable biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, especially for Nebraskans. The month of May usually marks the beginning of the summer driving season, making it an ideal time to fuel up on clean and cost-saving biofuels.   Both biodiesel and ethanol 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 13, 2023

April 13, 2023

NSB Seeks Project Proposals for FY24 Funding Cycle

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is now accepting proposals for the FY24 funding cycle that strategically align with four initiative areas: Farmer Support, Production & Crop Research, Community Engagement and Demand & Utilization. The funding cycle begins on October 1, 2023, and ends on September 30, 2024.   All project plans should aim to benefit all Nebraska soybean farmers and address opportunities for research, education, promotion, or increasing the demand for soy. Interested…

Apr 5, 2023

April 5, 2023

Nebraska Soybean Board to Provide Matching Funds for Applications of Soy-Based Dust Control

The Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) is launching the DustLock™ Matching Funds Program to support the increased use of the soy-based product that improves dust control and road stabilization. The program will provide a funds match of up to $10,000 for each applicant or location looking to improve road conditions with a cost-effective alternative to other permanent surfaces. NSB staff and DustLock™ will review matching funds requests, and selected product applications will take…

Apr 3, 2023

April 3, 2023

April is Soy Foods Month

Join soybean growers and consumers across the nation in celebrating Soy Foods Month this April.   The United States is one of the top soybean producing countries in the world. Generally, more than 80 million acres of soybeans are grown in the country each year, and farmers are dedicated to meeting the world’s demand for this important crop in a sustainable way. Through soil and water conservation, crop rotation, and carbon net neutrality goals, U.S. soybean farmers provide nutritious,…

Mar 17, 2023

March 17, 2023

Nebraska Soybean Board to meet

The Nebraska Soybean Board will hold its next meeting on March 21-22, 2023 at the Embassy Suites located at 1040 P Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. Among conducting regular business, the Board will review FY24 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 the Nebraska Soybean…

Feb 15, 2023

February 15, 2023

Nebraska Soybean Board Sponsors Truck Side Campaign Promoting Biodiesel


The Nebraska Soybean Board is proud to announce a truck side campaign promoting the use of biodiesel fuel in the state. This effort is aimed at raising awareness about a homegrown market and encouraging Nebraskans to ask for it and make the switch to this clean, renewable fuel source. The campaign will run on select trucks traveling throughout Lincoln, Omaha and along the interstate out to North Platte, reaching a wide audience and spreading the message about the benefits of biodiesel.   The…

Feb 14, 2023

February 14, 2023

Soy Sweet - A Recipe for Success at Bakers Candies


  Thirty-five years ago in small Greenwood, Nebraska, Bakers Candies began making their renowned, soy-infused “Blue-Collar Gourmet” chocolates.   Todd Baker is a lifelong chocolatier. He has his father, Kevin Baker, to thank for that. In the 1980s, the elder Baker left his career in the aerospace industry to channel his knowledge of automated, mechanical production systems in a different direction. He went from manufacturing missiles to meltaways—the chocolates their…