In Missouri, the United Soybean Board and soybean checkoff will team with nine cities through the DOE’s “Clean Cities” coalition to promote the use of soy oil-based biodiesel and bioheat. The checkoff program will provide $200,000 to the nine cities via a reimbursement program for communications activities.
In Missouri, the United Soybean Board has teamed with soybean boards in nine states to promote soybean products at county fairs from paint to biodiesel for carnival rides under its Green Ribbon reimbursement program. Soybean-based insulation foam will even be used for pilot testing the materials for use in urinals.
In Missouri, an updated third-party study funded by the United Soybean Board shows that the biodiesel industry’s demand for US soybean oil supported US soybean prices by as much as 27 cents per bushel over the past five years, bringing US soybean farmers an additional $2.7 billion in net returns. More on the story.