First contracted soyleic growing program opens

The Missouri Soybean Association’s high oleic soybean trait opened its first contract growing program.

Missouri Soy’s Bryan Stobaugh tells Brownfield Perdue AgriBusiness is contracting with growers around the east coast.

“The way Perdue was set up, everything is on the East Coast; that is why they’re focusing there,” he said. “…Right now, as we are developing more lines coming out of university programs, we will be launching more segments.”

He said the move is a large benchmark for the soyleic trait ahead of its commercial launch in 2023.

Stobaugh said similar programs will likely spread westward, pointing to yield trials done across much of the Western Cornbelt and parts of the plains.

“As we see more organizations work and develop these [soybean] crushes in more rural areas across the Midwest and Upper Midwest, we’re seeing evidence and desire to work with the soyleic trait.

Missouri Soybean said growers contracted for soyleic beans in 2022 could earn up to a 90 cent premium for their crop.

Stobaough encourages growers interested in soyleic to visit MO Soy’s website.

Bryan Stobaugh Interview

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