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MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council has launched a new website to showcase cutting-edge research.

The council says Mnsoybeanresearch.com features the latest in checkoff-funded research to provide Minnesota farmers with new, more efficient and profitable ways to improve soybean yields, quality and environmental performance.

The interactive nature of the website allows farmers to directly connect with University of Minnesota researchers to get answers to questions on everything from pest and weed control to basic soybean agronomy.

The Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council oversees the investment of soybean checkoff dollars on behalf of around 25,000 farmers in Minnesota, under federal rules that require all producers to pay a fee on the soybeans they sell. This money is used to promote, educate and develop market opportunities for soybeans.

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