Checkoff Funds Help Producers - November 2010
[Title Slide - Checkoff Funds Help Producers. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.]
[Narrator - Video showing a combines and trucks in a soybean field harvesting.] Arkansas soybean farmers are taxing themselves, all in an effort to improve the work they do and the products they provide. Soybean growers pay an assessment of one-half of one percent of the market price of soybeans.
[Pictures of a researcher in a soybean field and a biodiesel pump.] The money collected - known as a check off - is used, not only to fund research on soybean production, but also to help promote and perfect soybean products.
[Pictures of an irrigation ditch in a soybean field and a biodiesel fuel pump; Video of a truck dumping a load of soybeans onto a barge] Projects funded by the check off help growers be better stewards of their natural resources and improve marketing.
[Pictures of a researcher talking to a group during a soybean field day; a researcher looking at weeds in a soybean field, and diseased soybean plants and pods.] The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture works in partnership with soybean growers in projects to help reduce weed and insect problems and protect plants from devastating diseases, ensuring a steady supply of this versatile food and fuel crop.
[Narrator] Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast is a production of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture and was funded in part by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board. For more information about soybean farming in Arkansas, contact your local county Extension office.
[Title slide - For more information contact your local county Extension office. Your Arkansas Soybean Podcast, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board]