Soybean protein concentration has traditionally been considered to be about 40% of soybean grain.
Protein concentration, however, has been in a steady decline over the past 30 years, and the average protein concentration across the United States is now about 34%.
Why is this important? The decline in protein concentration makes soybean grain less valuable as an animal feed.
The University of Arkansas is part of a national program supported by the United Soybean Board to develop management options that will increase soybean protein concentration.
As part of that project, they are asking farmers to take three or four minutes to complete a short survey concerning farmers’ interests in soybean protein concentration. Visit the online survey hosted by Kansas State University.