Annual Grain Promotion Board Meeting Ends

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The Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board has wound up two days of hearing presentations from the LSU AgCenter about on-going projects.

Board chairman Raymond Schexnayder says the promotion board looked at proposals by LSU AgCenter researchers to see how best “to invest our money from our growers.”

“The check-off dollars are being invested in projects and we want to make sure we’re doing things that our growers want,” says the chairman.

Most members of the board are from different areas of the state “so we have different problems,” says Schexnayder, “and most of us try to visit with growers in our area to see what problems they have and make sure LSU is looking at that, and if not, we entice them to do it.”

There are more soybean dollars to invest, according to Schexnayder, “so the board looks at more soybean projects.  But we also look at wheat, grain sorghum and corn projects.

“We’ve had quite a few problems here in Louisiana, as everybody knows, and (LSU AgCenter researchers) are solving some problems and still looking at some that will take a few more years to get solved.”

(This report a service of the Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board)