Pennsylvania Soybean Board Accepting Research and Sponsorship Proposals
HARRISBURG, PA (January 8, 2014) — The Pennsylvania Soybean Board is currently accepting grant applications for projects designed to improve the efficiency, profitability, and sustainability of Pennsylvania soybean producers. The deadline for applications is January 27, 2014. The Pennsylvania Soybean Board will review grant requests and select grant recipients in mid-February.
Soybean research and promotion is essential to soybean producers. Investigators with new and challenging ideas are encouraged to submit proposals for research that may expand profit opportunities for soybean producers.
Proposals for research focusing on soybean production, utilization, education/information and marketing will be considered. All proposals must demonstrate a benefit to soybean producers.
In addition to research projects that focus on crop production issues and those that position soy in alternative-use niche markets, the all-farmer Pennsylvania Soybean Board will also consider proposals that focus on issues affecting the sustainability of the number one domestic customer for soybean meal: animal agriculture.
About the Pennsylvania Soybean Board
The Pennsylvania Soybean Board is a farmer-controlled Board responsible for managing Pennsylvania’s share of funds received from the nationwide Soybean Checkoff program. The funding is available under an assessment program, approved by Congress in 1990, under which soybean farmers contribute 50 cents of every $100 they receive for their beans at the first point of sale. Funds are used to develop markets, educate consumers, and research new ways to utilize and produce soybeans more efficiently. For more information, visit www.pasoybean.org