Domestic Market Development
Through your checkoff dollars we promote soybeans and the many uses for this renewable resource.
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. For more information visit www.biodiesel.org.
|MI Biodiesel Retailer
|Al Parsch Oil & Propane||5923 Imlay City Rd.||Imlay City||810.724.6425||B6-B20|
|Cass City Oil & Gas||6407 Main St.||Cass City||989.872.2065||B6-B20|
|Co-Alliance LLP||16721 S. US131||Schoolcraft||269.679.5226||B20|
|Cooperative Elevator||7211 E. Michigan||Pigeon||989.453.4500||B6-B20|
|Corrigan Oil||9050 Michigan State Rd.||Manchester||734.428.8366||B20-B99|
|Corrigan Oil Co.||775 N. 2nd St.||Brighton||810.229.6323||B20|
|Crystal Flash Energy||1760 Alpine NW||Grand Rapids||616.361.0999||B5-B20|
|Fairgrove Oil & Propane||1788 Main St.||Fairgrove||989.693.6600||B6-B20|
|Harmon Oil||6696 Beech St.||North Branch||810.688.3575||B6-B20|
|Loves Travel Stop||9790 Adams St.||Holland||616.772.3101||B5|
|Marlette Oil & Gas||2875 Main St.||Marlette||989.635.7559||B6-B20|
|Michigan Petroleum Technologies||3030 Moak St.||Port Huron||810.982.2811||B6-B20|
|Phillips Oil Co.||5567 Trembley St.||Decker||989.635.7844||B6-B20|
|Applebee Oil & Propane||603 East Steel||St. Johns||989.834.2828||B20|
|Flying J||Blend with B10|
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
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.
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 for 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.