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Maryland Soybean Board seeks projects to promote soybeans

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SALISBURY — If you have an idea to use or promote soybeans or its many byproducts, the Maryland Soybean Board would like you to submit a proposal for their coming fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2020.

The all-farmer board, which administers the national soybean checkoff program in Maryland, is accepting proposals for funding projects in the areas of soybean promotion and use. The board is particularly interested in projects aligned to priorities in their strategic plan — animal agriculture, consumer education, emerging markets and farmer engagement — however potential projects are not limited to these topics.

“Innovation is a key component for growing soybean demand,” said Linda Burrier, chair of the board’s Promotion and Communications Committee. “Soybeans and soy oil are used in hundreds of products. We welcome proposals for promoting current uses as well as ideas for new uses to grow our markets.”

Written proposals are due in the board office no later than July 15. Applications can be found on

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