Yield potential may be the top factor when selecting a soybean variety, but farmers in some states are learning protein and oil value in varieties can also increase their profit potential.
Bob Henry, senior partner in a family farm corporation in northeast Kansas, has found out exactly how much more his soybeans are worth through the Kansas Soybean Association Value Contest. He was tops in the contest in 2012 and came in second in 2011.
"There is a difference in protein and oil content among varieties. We keep track of ...