Missouri Soybean Checkoff seeks project proposals


Missouri Soybean Checkoff seeks project proposals

The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) is looking for proposals for 2021 Soybean Checkoff-supported projects. The Council is looking for projects that address opportunities for research, education or demand, and directly impact Missouri soybean growers. Proposals might include research that leads to improving production, according to Kyle Durham, chairman of the MSMC.

“[These might include] studies into row spacing or no-till cropping, weed resistance, weed management and insect pressures that farmers see year in and year out,” Durham told Brownfield Ag News Thursday.

But proposals might also include projects that result in new uses for soybeans, according to Durham, who farms at Norborne, Missouri.

“So we’re also funding projects that are looking for new and innovative uses for soybeans as well as expanding on the opportunities that we already see,” said Durham, “for example, with livestock feeding of soybeans.”

Funding decisions are expected during Spring 2021.

AUDIO: Kyle Durham