The proposed Soy Innovation Campus at Crookston, Minnesota will help expand specialty soybean production in the region. Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council CEO Tom Slunecka says the council has invested money in breeding programs at the University of Minnesota. “The biggest successes were in creating food-grade soybeans,” he says. “So, specialty grains and advancing the overall value of our grains is what we really need in today’s low economic times.” Slunecka adds the facility will also focus on opportunities for specialty grain production in wheat, canola, hemp and more.
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