Who We Are
Two Different Organizations, One Goal
The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) oversees the investment of soybean checkoff dollars on behalf of approximately 25,000 farmers in our state. The council is governed by the rules of a federally mandated checkoff program that requires all soybean producers pay a fee on the soybeans they sell. This money is used to promote, educate and develop market opportunities for soybeans.
The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) is a membership-based organization that conducts legislative work on behalf of more than 4,000 soybean farmer members. Since, federal law prohibits checkoff dollars from being spent on policy and advocacy, MSGA must work with the American Soybean Association to fight for farm-friendly legislation in St. Paul and Washington D.C.
Together, these organizations work to ensure soybeans will remain a viable and profitable commodity for years to come.