New executive of Nebraska Soybean Board outlines priorities

The new head of the Nebraska Soybean Board says demand for biodiesel and renewable diesel in California crates additional markets for farmers.

Andy Chvatal tells Brownfield the Golden State needs an alternative fuel source to meet its low-carbon fuel standard. “California is a big deal for us. It might not be locally here in Nebraska where we see that ROI, but we also understand that we export beans and products to other states. If we can promote usage in a different state, then we are still using our product back home helping our farmer, too.”

He says it’s too soon to determine if new crushing facilities that are scheduled to come online in the next few years will support the increased demand. “It’s going to spread out our markets a little bit and make it more economically friendly for farmers in the state to get to a processor.  Hopefully, it drives animal agriculture and livestock production in our state.  Hopefully, we can open up new markets and use that oil and meal locally, too.”

The Nebraska Soybean Board recently announced a new truck side campaign that promotes the use of biodiesel fuel through select trucks in Lincoln, Omaha and Interstate 80.

Andy Chvatal, Executive Director of the Nebraska Soybean Board:

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