The Michigan Soybean Committee is presently seeking nominations for appointment consideration to the United Soybean Board (USB) by Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack. Two Michigan farmers currently on USB will complete their third and final 3-year terms in December 2022. MSC, as Michigan’s Qualified State Soybean Board, is responsible for seeking qualified, interested candidates to consider for appointment.
Qualified candidates for each position must be a soybean producer engaged in the growing of soybeans in the United States and owns, or who shares the ownership and risk of loss of, such soybeans. All eligible soybean producers are invited to seek nomination for a seat on USB. For convenience, USDA-AMS has provided two forms at their website (https://www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/research-promotion/soybean) which need to be completed and returned to MSPC no later than May 2, 2022 to be considered for nomination and possible appointment. Specifically, the two forms are:
Completed forms may be emailed to Janna Fritz at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrive no later than May 2, 2022. Questions may be directed to Janna Fritz at 989.652.3294.
This information is provided by soybean farmers through the Michigan Soybean Committee – the soybean checkoff. For more information about MSC, visit www.michigansoybean.org. MSPC delivers educational information to and on behalf of Michigan’s soybean farmers.
While soybean seed is still in the bag, tote or box it has 100 percent of its potential yield for the 2022 crop. Management decisions and weather will reduce that potential as the season progresses. As the price of soybeans and input costs increase, the value of the lost bushels is magnified.
Table 1. Phosphorus and potassium critical levels and maintenance limits for soybean (based upon revised Tri-state fertilizer recommendations)
*These soil test levels apply when P and K are reported as Mehlich III values.
To maximize the potential yield and profit, you should consider the following: