Making the Grade
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:31 AM CDT

If you evaluate U.S. soybeans for composition over the years, they probably get a passing grade. Protein and oil levels generally are adequate to meet customer needs. But if you evaluate the attention paid by farmers to composition, the grade is not as good. Industry watchers hope more focused attention to the issue might lead to better cash prices and more export business.

"We had no idea what the composition of our soybean crop was until we sent in samples to find out," said Laura Foell, who farms with her husband, Bill, ...

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