We are committed to promoting and advancing innovative research, production and marketing solutions to maximize Missouri soybean farmer profitability.


Empowering Missouri Soybean farmers through innovation.

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The MSMC supports soybean research and innovation

The MSMC, along with partners such as the University of Missouri-Columbia, boasts one of the top production research programs in the country. Through research, MSMC is bringing more innovation to Missouri soybean farmers to help your operation from the ground up.

Top Things for Farmers to Know About Checkoff Dollars Invested in Research

Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council-funded projects answer questions and problems that are directly for the benefit of Missouri soybean farmers. Decisions regarding research projects are guided by Missouri soybean farmers.

Top Research Funding Areas

- Soybean breeding and genetics for improved disease resistance, variety development, and environmental tolerances
- High oleic, low linolenic soybean oil variety development
- Soybean cyst nematode resistance in soybean varieties

Top Areas of Research Critical to the Future of Missouri's Soybean Production

- Increasing demand for SOYLEIC® Soybeans
- Creating new uses that can build demand for soybean meal and oil
- Reducing risk from weather extremes and troublesome soybean pests

Recent Innovative Research Projects

- Cover crop trials for education and increased adoption
- Improving soybean water use efficiency and flood tolerance
- Optimization of food processing for SOYLEIC® products

Financial Overview: FY2023
Total dollar amount of all FY2023 projects

Total dollar amount of all FY2024 projects

2023 Annual Report

Soybean research, demand, and education are the top priorities for the farmer leaders of the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council board of directors, and a new report spells out exactly where farmers’ checkoff dollars are going.