Southwest

First-of-its-kind research: $400M in unrealized soybean value

· January 26, 2023

For a new multi-regional research effort, five organizations put their heads together to achieve the full genetic yield potential of the soybean. A new partnership, the first of its kind in more than 40 years, aims to increase soybean flower and pod retention. This unrealized value could bring $50 per acre or $400 million in economic return for U.S. soybean farmers.

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Farm stress, mental health resources, and grants for the West

· January 24, 2023

Survey results have shown Montana State University researchers that farmers and ranchers throughout Montana and the West experience, on average, a medium level of stress, which could impact their sleep, physical health, mental health, or relationships, according to Michelle Grocke, health, and wellness. Montana State University Extension and Department of Health have several free farm stress, mental health resources, and grants for farmers and ranchers.

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