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WE DOFF OUR HATS THIS MONTH soybean is often racle called the miracle crop. First grown by U.S. farmers in 1829 for the production of soy sauce, soybeans .were later used by soldiers during the Civil War to brew "coffee" when real coffee was scarce. In the late 1800s, significant numbers of farmers began to grow soybeans as a forage for cattle but that all changed in 1904, when George Washington Carver began studying the soybean. His discoveries changed the way people thought about the soybean. No longer was it just a forage crop now its beans provided valuable protein and oil, helping to make the soybean the versatile crop that it is today. : ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ,diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiy iiiii ': The soybean truly is a miracle crop of many uses. Today, soybeans are used in literally hundreds of food products, in printing inks, in livestock rations as a protein source, in grain elevators as a dust suppressant, in adhesives, paints and pharmaceuticals its applications are only as limited as the imagination. For more information about Soybeans and soybean products, contact the MINNESOTA SOYBEAN RESEARCH AND PROMOTION COUNCIL ::i:i::. -:':4":4-. :,:-:.:-:-:- .- "::::::::::::::: :::.: i:?i:?ii:?i "!:i:i:i:i:f:::f: ================================================= :'::;8~!~iiii!i!i!iiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 360 Pierce Ave Suite 110, North Mankato, MN 56003 Phone (507)388-!635 "'---,4 1111011 bushels a eonce m Health Res-- . arme s temation U S. s ~U~"-'~-,os in me.~%~nn6 ~,itn .ao~e '~em.~e!':ooo~ng o- ::= mea~ "ugrarn fun-" ~nrch marke P b~an ^ 't.ill:tOn v~' "e " combined s ~ o l.v. u~'2~.ckoff mari Cancer r~.-- ~s Na " submit a s t Ch~ca o Osland o . ,jear. . tmn=l In "Oy-relat g as a. in,t th W~ll nr ,:-, statutes of ~r.~ ed researc . c.enttve for both ~ r ~ue mformo /.~ahh (NIH h P~oJect to the ~utential a -~ -"uo" on so )',B ~land's n recurrin .r ~ aoilitv ~ ~,uuy prostate ~. .u preven c a~Cers, t New soy-based products introduced This year, 22 new soy-based products were introduced from various manufacturers. These developments enable soybean farmers to gain access into new markets, including plastics, lubricants, coatings, printing inks, adhesives and other specialty products. New soybeans meet demand for trans free oils in food processing, food service Recent bans on foods containing trans fats have caused many food companies and restaurant chains to rethink the way they prepare foods. Switching to low-linolenic soybean oil is one option for reducing trans fats in food. Low-linolenic soybean oil comes from varieties of soybeans that have had their linolenic acid profiles reduced from 7 percent to less than 3 percent. This change in the fatty acid profile eliminated the need for the oil to be hydrogenated, a process that stabilizes soybean 1 for certain frying and baking applica- tions but causes the formation of trans fats. Bioheat, so right now! An environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum heating products is gaining popularity this winter. Developed by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), bioheat fuel is made from a combination of biodiesel and generic heating oil, making it a superior product for the environment, as well as for the overall operational enhance- ment of a heating system. One of the biggest benefits of using biodiesel com- bined with conventional heating oil to heat your home is the fact that it is cleaner burn- ing than traditional heating oils. Studies have shown that bioheat reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by 20 percent and sulfur oxide emissions have been lowered by up to 83 percent with the use of a 20 per- cent bioheat blend. There is less smoke and odor from heating fuel containing biodiesel than with conventional heating oil, and it has enhanced fuel lubricity and has a high- er flash point than conventional No. 2 heat- ing oil. We salute the soybean industry and the work they're doing to make the dreams of a better world reality Crop~an avator DeKalb - Asgrow - Garst - NK BELLINGHAM, MN assau NASSAU, MARIETTA & ODESSA, MN STOCKHOLM, SD vator BEARDSLEY & BARRY, MN Elevator Association CLINTON, MN 320-325-5203 " CLINTON, MN 320-839-2861 ORTONVILLE, MN CLINTON, ORTONVILLE, BROWNS VALLEY, MN MILBANK, WILMOT, SISSETON, VEBLEN, SD