The Pennsylvania Soybean Board (PSB) funds research projects designed to solve production problems and improve efficiency of Pennsylvania soybean farmers.
Projects undergo consideration according to the board’s research priority list. There are five main focus areas:
- Meal:increase the value of U.S. soybean meal to the entire value chain
- Oil: increase the value of U.S.soy oil to the entire value chain
- Freedom to operate: ensure that our industry and its customers have the freedom and infrastructure to operate
- Customer focus: meet our customers’ needs with quality soy products and services to enhance and expand our markets
- Priority issues: protect and support the U.S. animal agriculture industry.
However, PSB encourages investigators to submit proposals for other research that can expand profit opportunities for soybean farmers. All proposals must demonstrate benefits for soybean farmers.
Although the board’s primary interest in weighing the funding requests focuses on producing and marketing the soybean crop, researchers should not find that confining. We encourage the broadest possible participation in the PSB funding process, and we’re always eager to hear new and challenging ideas for growing, using or marketing soybeans.
Current research projects now under way.