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Grainnet Podcast: Sharon Covert, United Soybean Board and Dr. Seth Naeve, University of Minnesota Discuss Drought Impact on US Soybeans

Date Posted: March 14, 2013

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How did the 2012 drought affect the oil and protein content in soybeans? That is what global soybean buyers want to know, who are looking for high protein content for livestock feeding.

The United Soybean Board, working with University of Minnesota agronomist Dr. Seth Naeve, tested thousands of samples of soybeans from across the U.S. and took the information to the soybean buyers in Asia.

Representing the United Soybean Board was Sharon Covert, a soybean producer from Tiskilwa,IL. She and Seth Naeve discuss the importance of the study, the message to the Asian customers, and the impact on soybean content from the lack of moisture in 2012.

Interview is 12:30.

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