Sharon Bard

Agronomy: Selecting Soybean Varieties for Greater Economic Value

There has been a lot of discussion lately about soybean composition or protein and oil concentration.  Farmers may wonder why they should care about the protein and oil concentration in their soybeans.  The bottom line is that soybean composition ultimately impacts the economic value (or the “Estimated Processed Value” (EPV)) ofsoybean meal and oil.  EPV is impacted by the yield and quality of the soybean meal and oil yield.This chart shows how EPV and soybean prices track together.  The greater the EPV, the more farmers can get paid for their soybeans. How can farmers increase the opportunities for receiving [...]

By |January 23, 2015|
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