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Corn+Soybean Digest


State soybean checkoff boards, along with USB, have invested $380,000 in checkoff dollars to fight the deadly disease Asian soybean rust.

Research is critical, says USB, especially since South American fields suffered a $1 billion yield loss due to rust last season.

“We need to do all we can to minimize the rust problem. That's being done through coordinated efforts by USB, USDA-Agriculture Research Services, the North Central Soybean Research Program and individual state soybean checkoff boards,” says Bryan Heiser, chairman of USB's production research committee and soybean producer from Minier, IL.

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