Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council

Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) oversees the investment of soybean checkoff dollars on behalf of approximately 25,000 farmers in our state. The council is governed by the rules of a federally mandated checkoff program that requires all soybean producers pay a fee on the soybeans they sell. This money is used to promote, educate and develop market opportunities for soybeans.

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Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council

Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council

Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council In 1990, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association worked to pass a statewide producer referendum that created the Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council. This law provided for 1/2 cent per bushel at the first point of sale, to be collected and used for the promotion, communication and research of Minnesota corn.

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Minnesota Corn Growers Association

Minnesota Corn Growers Association

When a small group of Minnesota farmers got together in 1978 to create the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA), there was no ethanol industry; there was no check-off fund to pay for research and promotion of corn-based products. No corn fructose sweetener or corn-based plastics and textiles. There was scant representation of the farmer's viewpoint in St. Paul and Washington.

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Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association

Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association

The Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association (RRVSGA) was formed in
1926 for the purpose of representing growers who grew sugarbeets for the old American Beet Sugar Company, later to become the American Crystal Sugar Company.  The American Beet Sugar Company built the first sugarbeet processing factory in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.  Additional factories were later built in Moorhead and Crookston, Minnesota and in Drayton and Hillsboro, North Dakota.

 

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Northern Food Grade Soybean Association

Northern Food Grade Soybean Association

The Northern Food Grade Soybean Association (NFGSA) is a group of member companies that process and sell high quality, identity preserved non-GMO soybeans for food grade products both domestically and internationally. The NGFSA works to ensure that the region’s producers and industry members maintain their well-earned reputation for providing the world’s highest-quality food grade soybeans.

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Northern Pulse Growers Association

Northern Pulse Growers Association

The Northern Pulse Growers Association is a nonprofit association representing dry pea, lentil, chickpea, lupin and fava bean growers from Montana and North Dakota. The Northern Pulse Growers Association strives to increase pulse producers profitability through education, research, domestic and international marketing and government relations.

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Sugarbeet Research and Education Board

Sugarbeet Research and Education Board

The Sugarbeet Research and Education Board of Minnesota and North Dakota is a cooperative effort by the sugarbeet growers of American Crystal Sugar Company, Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative and Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative.  Its purpose is to promote research, education and sugar production throughout Minnesota and North Dakota.  The board serves as an expert source of information on the sugar industry and gives aid to the extension services in both states.

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Minneapolis Grain Exchange

Minneapolis Grain Exchange

Since its inception in 1881, MGEX has been the principal market for Hard Red Spring Wheat (HRSW) – first as a cash market, then futures and options. Millers, exporters, elevators, farmers and speculators look to MGEX when they trade HRSW wheat – and with good reason. Known for its stable and reliable trading environment, MGEX has a reputation as a good place to do business. It offers the liquidity, the product line and the oversight to ensure fair and accurate trading for all its participants.

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