FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Delaware Soybean Board (DSB) is currently requesting proposals from researchers focused on soybean production to benefit First State farmers. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2021.
“Research priorities for this year include increasing yield, controlling weeds and pests, responsible stewardship of the land, expanding market opportunities, and use of technology,” says DSB Chairman Cory Atkins. “Through these projects, we aim to increase the viability and profitability of Delaware soybean growers.”
Researchers who are interested in applying for soybean checkoff funding should consult the board’s Research Priorities and Guidelines as they develop their proposal. Proposals must be submitted on the board’s Application form to Danielle@desoybeans.org. All materials can be found on the board’s website, https://desoybeans.org/researchpage/.
Delaware farmers plant about 160,000 acres of soybeans annually, producing over seven million bushels of beans and generating approximately $60 million in value to the state. The Delaware Soybean Board consists of nine farmer-directors and the Secretary of Agriculture. Funded through a one-half of one percent assessment on the net market value of soybeans at their first point of sale, the checkoff works with partners in the value chain to identify and capture opportunities that increase farmer profit potential.
For information, contact:
Danielle Bauer Farace
Delaware Soybean Board