Nebraska Soybean Board to meet

The Nebraska Soybean Board will hold its next meeting on November 24, 2020 at the Holthus Convention Center located at 3130 Holen Ave., York, Nebraska.

The Board will conduct regular board business and hold an election of officers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person meeting is not open to the public. Registration for attending through Zoom and the complete agenda for the meeting is available for inspection on the Nebraska Soybean Board website at www.nebraskasoybeans.org

*UPDATE: The November meeting will now be held in a virtual format.

About the Nebraska Soybean Board: The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one-half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

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Nebraska farmer appointed to United Soybean Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has appointed one new Nebraska farmer to serve on the United Soybean Board (USB). Greg Greving of Chapman will join the board of 78 farmer directors across the country.

Greg Greiving, Nebraska soybean farmer from Chapman will join the board of 78 farmer directors across the country, beginning his three-year term in December.

Greving will be officially sworn in for service at the annual USB meeting in December and will serve a three-year term. This year, USDA appointed eight new U.S. soybean farmers to USB and reappointed 11 directors for an additional term.

“I am looking forward to serving Nebraska on the United Soybean Board,” said Greving, Nebraska farmer of Chapman. “I have experience in international marketing for U.S. soy and I will use that experience as a director on the United Soybean Board to help increase the profitability of the U.S. soy farmer. Overall, it is an honor to represent and serve soybean farmers, both in Nebraska and across the U.S.”

The farmer directors will play a crucial role in overseeing the proper implementation of the soybean checkoff funding to support research, market development and promotional efforts maximizing profit opportunities for all U.S. soybean farmers. Greving brings 40+ years of experience in soybean production and additional soybean checkoff experience, which includes the Nebraska Soybean Board (2001-2013) and a previous term on USB (2013-2016).

Greving will join Ed Lammers, Tony Johanson and Ron Pavelka as one of four Nebraska soybean farmers serving as USB directors.

Visit unitedsoybean.org to learn more about the work of the soy checkoff.

About the Nebraska Soybean Board: The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one-half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

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Nebraska Extension and Nebraska Soybean Board launch Soybean Management Virtual Field Days

The 2020 Soybean Management Field Days moved online for the first time ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Growers can view Soybean Management Field Days presentations or listen to the podcasts presented by Nebraska Extension specialists and educators at enrec.unl.edu/2020soydays.

Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Education, records his segments on soil and weed management. All modules are available at enrec.unl.edu/2020soydays.

For over 20 years, Soybean Management Field Days have helped soybean growers maximize productivity and profitability through smart decisions and efficient use of resources. The field days have helped growers stay competitive in the global marketplace and increase profits with a focus on meeting the world’s growing food and energy needs right here in Nebraska.

Active research continued at the Soybean Management Field Days locations throughout the 2020 growing season. The virtual presentations provide an outlet for sharing information and updates from the sites with growers. An added benefit is that growers can view or listen to the presentations whenever and wherever it is convenient for them.

“Our annual Soybean Management Field Days may have been impacted by the global pandemic, but we still brought our producers the trusted and reliable research-based information to their devices,” said Scott Ritzman, executive director of the Nebraska Soybean Board. “The video presentations bring insightful and useful information that producers are accustomed to hearing from Nebraska Extension every August. We look forward to having in-person Soybean Management Field Days in 2021.”

Research was conducted at the following farms:

  • Jerome Fritz Farm at Hildreth, NE
  • Kevin Dinslage Farm at Elgin, NE
  • Bart and Geoff Ruth Farm at Shelby, NE
  • Mike Fuchs Farm at Arlington, NE

“Growers can obtain ideas and insight about the challenges they face in producing a quality crop at a profitable price in today’s global economy,” said Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator.  “Nebraska Extension specialists and educators share information that growers can view or listen to via short modules online at a time that is convenient to them.”

There is also the opportunity to enter a prize drawing by completing short surveys after viewing the presentations. Participant input from surveys is always important in planning future programs. Farmers can complete surveys for a chance to win the grand prize – a Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler and $200 worth of local Nebraska pork. There will also be a drawing for Carhart jackets and High Oleic soy grease. Winners will be announced during the virtual Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo online on December 17 (enrec.unl.edu/nebraskasoyexpo).

The field days are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board in partnership with Nebraska Extension in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and are funded through soybean checkoff dollars. The efforts of the checkoff are directed by the United Soybean Board promoting progress powered by U.S. farmers.

Contact the Nebraska Soybean Board at (402) 441-3240 or Nebraska Extension at 1-800-529-8030 for more information.

About the Nebraska Soybean Board: The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one-half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

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The virtual program will be available to growers on all of their devices.

Nebraska Soybean Board to meet

The Nebraska Soybean Board will hold its next meeting on September 9, 2020 at the Holthus Covention Center located at 3130 Holen Ave., York, Nebraska.

The board will conduct regular board business and finalize FY21 funding. Due to the limitations and following CDC guidelines and the Department of Health Services, the Nebraska Soybean Board cannot allow guests to attend the in-person meeting. To comply with the Open Meeting act, please register to attend through Zoom, click here. A complete agenda for the meeting is available for inspection on the Nebraska Soybean Board website at www.nebraskasoybeans.org

About the Nebraska Soybean Board: The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one-half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

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Nebraska Soybean Management Field Days research ongoing – Information to be shared virtually

For over 20 years, Soybean Management Field Days have helped soybean growers maximize productivity and profitability through smart decisions and efficient use of resources. The field days have helped growers stay competitive in the global marketplace and increase profits with a focus on meeting the world’s growing food and energy needs right here in Nebraska.

The field days are moving online for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the in-person field days will not be offered in 2020, research is active at the Soybean Management Field Days locations.  Information and updates from the sites will be shared with growers through virtual field day presentations.

Dr. Justin McMechan records a video presentation on soybean gall midge and insect management. Growers will be able to watch Soybean Management Field Days presentations and learn from Nebraska research at their own convenience.

The field days are sponsored by the Nebraska Soybean Board in partnership with Nebraska Extension in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and are funded through soybean checkoff dollars. The efforts of the checkoff are directed by the United Soybean Board promoting progress powered by U.S. farmers.

“We are committed to sharing research-based information to improve soybean profitability while protecting soybean growers’ health and safety,” said Scott Ritzman, executive director of the Nebraska Soybean Board. “Learning to adapt has been a theme this year and we want to continue finding new ways to build value for farmers.”

Ongoing research is currently underway at the following farms:

  • Jerome Fritz Farm at Hildreth, NE
  • Kevin Dinslage Farm at Elgin, NE
  • Bart Ruth Farm at Shelby, NE
  • Mike Fuchs Farm at Arlington, NE

“Growers can obtain ideas and insight about the challenges they face in producing a quality crop at a profitable price in today’s global economy,” said Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator.  “Nebraska Extension specialists and educators will provide presentations and growers can view them via short modules online at a time that is convenient to them.”

Topics and presenters include:

Precision Ag Technology and Online Budgeting: What are the Economics?

  • Glennis McClure, Nebraska Extension Farm and Ranch Management Analyst
  • Taro Mieno, UNL Department of Ag Economics Assistant Professor

Strategies for Soybean Gall Midge and Insect Management in Cover Crops Disease Management in Soybeans

  • Justin McMechan, University of Nebraska Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist
  • Tom Hunt, Nebraska Extension Entomologist
  • Robert Wright, Nebraska Extension Entomologist
  • Tamra Jackson- Ziems, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist

Drill-Interseeding Cover Crops in Soybean

  • Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Educator
  • Katja Koehler-Cole, UNL Research Assistant Professor

Soybean Production & Cover Crops Planting Rates, Row Spacing, Planting Dates, Maturity GroupsSeed, Planting and Irrigation Management

  • Steve Melvin, Nebraska Extension Educator, Cropping Systems
  • Aaron Nygren, Nebraska Extension Educator, Cropping Systems
  • Jim Specht, UNL Emeritus Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture

Watch for updates at: http://enrec.unl.edu/soydays and on Twitter and Facebook. Presentations will be online late summer or early fall. Contact the Nebraska Soybean Board at (402) 441-3240 or Nebraska Extension at 1-800-529-8030 for more information.

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July election results for the Nebraska Soybean Board

Press Release 8-12-2020 NSB July Election ResultsThe Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) held an election in July for board members in District 5, 7 and the At-Large position. Nebraska soybean farmers in those districts voted with the following results while the sitting board voted on the At-Large candidates.

District 5

(Counties of Cass, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee and Richardson)

Larry Hudkins, Malcolm, NE – Lancaster County

Klark Knipe, Auburn, NE – Nemaha County

Brent Steinhoff, Syracuse, NE – Otoe County                                Elected

District 7

(Counties of Adams, Buffalo, Clay, Franklin, Hall, Kearney, Nuckolls and Webster)

Matthew Favinger, Minden, NE – Kearney County

Doug Saathoff, Trumbull, NE – Adams County                        Re-elected

At-Large

Greg Anderson, Newman Grove, NE – Madison County       Re-elected

Jason Bonsack, Dannebrog, NE – Howard County

Doug Pieper, Beatrice, NE – Gage County

Jared Sayer, Cambridge, NE – Furnas County

Newly elected board member, Brent Steinhoff, will begin his first term on the board while re-elected board members, Doug Saathoff and Greg Anderson, will begin their second and third terms.

“A special thank you to all the candidates who took time out of their busy schedules to run in this year’s election,” said Scott Ritzman, executive director of the Nebraska Soybean Board. “Our industry will continue to face many challenges, but I am excited to see how our board will seek opportunities that will benefit all soybean farmers in Nebraska.”

The elected board members will serve a three-year term beginning October 1, 2020 and ending September 30, 2023.

Quotes/photo captions from elected and re-elected board members:

“I am very excited to join the Nebraska Soybean Board and represent District 5. I greatly look forward to working with the other board members and making the best decisions for the benefit of Nebraska soybean farmers.” Brent Steinhoff 

“I am excited to be re-elected to the Nebraska Soybean Board. I am looking forward to helping soybean farmers by working with my fellow board members to solve problems and meet the challenges that are facing Nebraska soybean producers. Investing soybean checkoff dollars wisely and efficiently will be a top priority of mine.” Doug Saathoff

“I am honored to be re-elected to serve another term on the Nebraska Soybean Board and work with fellow board members to invest checkoff dollars in those projects that bring the greatest return to Nebraska soybean farmers. I look forward to helping create demand and market opportunities for Nebraska soybeans.” Greg Anderson

About the Nebraska Soybean Board: The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one-half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

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Study quantifies value of red meat exports to U.S. corn, soybeans

Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean farmers. These producers support the international promotion of U.S. beef, pork and lamb by investing a portion of their checkoff dollars in market development efforts conducted by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF).

USMEF has released an updated version of the independent study aimed at quantifying the value red meat exports provide to U.S. corn and soybean producers. The original study was conducted in 2016 with updates also released in 2018 and 2019. Key findings from the latest version, which utilizes 2019 export data, include:

Value of Red Meat Exports’ Feed Use of Corn and Soybeans

  • In 2019, U.S. beef and pork exports used 480 million bushels of corn. Corn revenue generated by pork exports totaled $1.8 billion (480 million bushels x average annual price of $3.75/bushel).
  • In 2019, U.S. pork exports used 2.12 million tons of soybean meal, which is the equivalent of 89.2 million bushels of soybeans. Soybean revenue generated by pork exports totaled $751.7 million (89.2 million bushels x average annual price of $8.43/bushel).
  • Beef and pork exports also used about 3 million tons of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in 2019 at an annual average price of $137/ton. This generated $411.8 million in revenue for ethanol mills’ co-products.

Value to U.S. Corn and Soybean Crop from Red Meat Exports

  • In 2019, beef and pork exports contributed more than 12% of the per bushel price of corn ($0.46/bushel) of an annual average price of $3.75/bushel. With total production of 13.62 billion bushels, the value of pork exports to the U.S. corn crop was $6.26 billion.
  • In 2019, pork exports contributed 9% of the per bushel price of soybeans ($0.76/bushel) of an annual average price of $8.43. With total production of 3.55 billion bushels, the value of pork exports was $2.7 billion to the U.S. soybean crop.

“The value of red meat exports to corn is higher than the previous year, both in cents per bushel and percentage of total price,” explained Dave Juday, senior analyst for World Perspectives, Inc., who conducted the original study and subsequent updates. “Soybean prices last year trended lower overall, so the total value of pork exports to U.S. soybeans – in terms of cents per bushel – is not as large as in our last update. But the value added as a percentage of the per bushel price remained steady.”

USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom said quantifying the value delivered by beef and pork exports is reassuring to corn and soybean producers, who provide critical support for USMEF’s efforts to expand global demand for U.S. red meat.

“These are challenging times for everyone in U.S. agriculture, with producers facing difficult choices every day,” Halstrom said. “USMEF greatly appreciates the foresight and confidence shown by the corn and soybean sectors when they invest in red meat exports, and this study provides a detailed analysis of the value delivered by that investment.”

More details on U.S. red meat exports’ value to corn are available in this slide presentation and handout.

More details on U.S. pork exports’ value to soybeans are available in this slide presentation and handout.

Exporting Nebraska Soybeans through U.S. Pork

Handouts detailing the impact of red meat exports on the leading corn-producing and soybean-producing states are also available from the USMEF website.

For questions, please email Joe Schuele or call 303-547-0030.

July district election ballots have been mailed

The July election ballots for the Nebraska Soybean Board Districts 5 and 7 have been mailed to soybean farmers in those districts. Each district ballot contains important information that will make the voting process easy to complete and return.

If you are a qualified soybean farmer living in one of the election districts, the following candidates are asking for your vote. Your vote matters.

District 5 (Counties of Cass, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, and Richardson)

  • Larry Hudkins – Malcolm, NE – Lancaster County
  • Klark Knipe – Auburn, NE – Nemaha County
  • Brent Steinhoff – Syracuse, NE – Otoe County

District 7 (Counties of Adams, Buffalo, Clay, Franklin, Hall, Kearney, Nuckolls and Webster)

  • Matthew Favinger – Minden, NE – Kearney County
  • Doug Saathoff – Trumbull, NE – Adams County

To view farmer biographies and more election info, visit:

nebraskasoybeans.org/your-voting-guide-for-the-nebraska-soybean-board-2020-elections

As a voter, you will learn about the candidates and why they would like to represent you on the board. If you have not received a ballot by July 17, please call 402-564-5827 and request one. Ballots must be post marked by July 31, 2020, to count.

Election results will be announced in August.

About the Nebraska Soybean Board: The nine-member Nebraska Soybean Board collects and disburses the Nebraska share of funds generated by the one-half of one percent times the net sales price per bushel of soybeans sold. Nebraska soybean checkoff funds are invested in research, education, domestic and foreign markets, including new uses for soybeans and soybean products.

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