There was a substantial increase in soybean production in Saskatchewan this year as farmers are showing a growing interest in soybeans.

Sherri Roberts, a Regional Crop Specialist with Saskatchewan's Ministry of Agriculture, says she expects to see a continued increase in production, noting that in areas that got moisture this year yields ranged from 40 to 50 bushels an acre.

"I believe every year farmers are realizing the potential that soybeans have to their bottom line," she said. "This year we had roughly 800,000 acres, quite a significant jump from the 275,000 acres we had the year before."

Roberts said that producers are growing soybeans because they can make money with them.

"I've seen nothing but an increase in growth," she said. "The varieties are now coming out that can handle the shorter growing season that we here in Saskatchewan so I think it's a win-win for everybody that's involved. Every producer I talk to when I ask them why are growing soybeans? Their answer was 'because I can make money with them.'"

The Third Annual Soybean Summit goes Wednesday, November 15th at the Wascana Country Club in Regina.

Registration is $40 to cover the cost of meals, snacks etc. To register call the Lloydminster Ag Society at 306-825-5571.

To register call the Lloydminster Ag Society at 306-825-5571.

 

 

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