Extra Value Meal
Wed Jun 10, 2015 03:16 PM CDT

U.S. soybean meal may be a perennial favorite in swine and poultry feed rations, but it's not the only game in town. Ingredients such as dried distillers grains, canola meal and synthetic amino acids are formidable competitors. Mixed U.S. soybean component quality can also erode market share.

That concerns Jared Hagert, a soybean farmer from North Dakota and vice chairman of the United Soybean Board (USB). He raises hard red spring wheat, dry edible beans, corn and soybeans.

"We are located near Grand Forks, and the soybeans that leave here head to ...

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