Domestic Market Development
Through your checkoff dollars we promote soybeans and the many uses for this renewable resources.
Many products made from soybeans can be found at www.soynewuses.org.
The National Biodiesel Board in conjunction with the soybean industry have used their efforts to develop biodiesel and to continue to improve on the technology for this renewable energy source. Biodiesel helps us to be less dependent on foreign oil and is cleaner burning. From more information visit www.biodiesel.org.
Biodiesel 101: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2hX3yhD0CA&feature=youtu.be
Growth of the Industry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7D49PFbcjE&feature=youtu.be
Biodiesel Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhcSSmdBqMI&feature=youtu.be
Best Practices for Storage, Handling & Use of Biodiesel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IouR0MS7AqE&feature=youtu.be
Green Fair Programs
Starting for the 2016 fair season there will be two programs with which fairs who have an agricultural component and farmers can partner to promote soybean based products. Click here for more details.
Non GMO Soybean Varieties
Soybean research at Michigan State University (MSU) is a collaborative effort between the MSPC and Michigan State University’s AgBio Research. Intended outcomes from such investments are:
- non-GMO food- and feed-grade variety development
- modified soybean oil variety development
- germplasm development for addressing production challenges unique to Michigan
Click here for more information on licensing.
Soy Aquaculture Involvement
MSPC is working with the Soy Aquaculture Alliance and the U.S. Export Council on the promotion of soy in marine and freshwater fish feeds. With fish out producing beef globally and the lack of fish meal due to over fishing, soy is a renewable fishmeal resource necessary to meet the demand of the growing middle classes globally and their demand of fish and well as other animal proteins.
Soy Biobased Products Program
The Soy Bio-based Products Program provides an opportunity for the park and forest service and farmers to work together to demonstrate the benefits of soy biobased products such as cleaning supplies, lubricants, sealers, penetrants and building materials. Click here for more details.
International Market Development
International Marketing programs are intended to invest in activities specific to Michigan produced soybeans. While appreciating all exports reduce the total national supply, we know Michigan produced soybeans are unique in characteristics and need their own identity.
STC is a collaborative effort of different soybean states working together on transportation issues that face the industry from roads, bridges, rail and water. Our national infrastructure needs shoring up to be competitive and STC is working to bring light to challenges and work on finding solutions.
USSEC gives additional help to an established market with technical assistance to further promote the use of U.S. soybeans. Through a global network of international offices and strong support in the U.S., USSEC helps to build a preference for U.S. soybeans and soybean products, advocate for the use of soy in feed, aquaculture and human consumption, promote the benefits of soy use through education and connect industry leaders through a robust membership program. MSPC is an active member and involved with multiple projects globally.
MSPC is supportive of WISHH and we congratulate them having recently celebrated their 10 year anniversary. WISHH focuses technical transfer and behavior change efforts on weak links in the agricultural value chains, fueling economic growth with U.S. soy and improving nutrition for both humans and animals.