The United Soybean Board

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Production Research

VSB allocates nearly 50 percent of its operating budget each year to production research. Learn about these dollars in action through the Virginia Soybean Update.

Click here to view 2014 VSB-funded projects.

Click here to view 2013 VSB-funded projects.

Click here to view 2012 VSB-funded projects.

National Ag News

  • The Farm CPA: Thoughts On Our New Tax Bill
    As I write this column, Congress has teed up a final tax bill, which likely will have passed by the time you read this.
  • Finger Pointing May Cause Government Shutdown
    Grain Markets are quiet as open interest increases and traders build their position in corn and soybeans. The dollar has fallen to 3-year lows against the basket of currencies as traders expect normalization in global policies. US stock indices continue to climb after backing away form the 26,000 le [...]
  • Do You Know Where Your Customer Comes From?
    Laying aside the possibility that “a supermarket” might actually be more correct than we want to admit, there is an almost mirror image of this unawareness on our part: We might be misidentifying who our customers actually are.
  • Watch Out for ACA Premium Repayment
    Farmers who get their medical insurance on the exchange and receive a premium subsidy need to be more careful in 2018. I show you why.
  • No More Roar From Your Tractor
    In the future your tractor may whine instead of roar.