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Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon Feb 8, 2016 03:23 PM CST

I Want My Edamame

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- The farmers in the buffet line at the Illinois Soybean Association's winter meeting couldn't believe their eyes. Bowls of edible soybeans lined up next to the mashed potatoes and corn kernels as a dining option.

Soybean farmers may help feed the world, but it was obvious this group was not accustomed to seeing them on the menu. The bowl of beans bogged down the line like an overtaxed auger and a debate over whether the contents of the bowl were actually "soybeans" ensued.

I had to partake. "They are edamame. I grow ...

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