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What's a Soybean Worth?
Mon Oct 13, 2014 03:08 PM CDT

Can a soybean pricing system more clearly based on the value of protein and oil become the norm for U.S. farmers?

"I have no doubt a value-based pricing system will work," says Robert Stobaugh, a soybean farmer from Atkins, Ark. "We can measure what animal nutritionists want with such precision that we can put specific products in the feed trough," he says. "Eventually, we will market soybeans based on quantifiable nutritional advantage."

Stobaugh farms in partnership with a brother and nephew about 50 miles northwest of Little Rock, Ark., in the Arkansas ...

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