The North Dakota Soybean Council was established in 1985. Since 1991, as a qualified state soybean board (QSSB) under the federal Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act, Each farmer contributes ½ of 1% of the price of each bushel at the first point of sale towards the soy checkoff. NDSC has overseen the investment of 50 percent of North Dakota’s soybean-checkoff dollars. (The other 50 percent goes to the United Soybean Board.) Every soybean farmer invests in the soybean checkoff, which funds research, market development, promotion and education administered by NDSC.
Value of the North Dakota Soybean Council
To learn more about North Dakota Soybean Council and their work, be sure to watch the video below.
Value of NDSC
Vision for North Dakota Soy:
Growing a legacy of successful farmers.
Innovating to expand partnerships, markets, and opportunities for the success of North Dakota soybean growers.
- Market Development – Build demand and market share for North Dakota Soy
- Production and Plant Breeding Research – Invest in production practices and plant breeding to improve the current and long-term success of North Dakota soybean farmers
- Biodiesel – Support opportunities for demand and production of biodiesel
- New Uses – Invest in new uses for North Dakota soy with the potential for high volume or high value demand
- Public Relations – Strengthen the relationship between consumers and farmers
Learn how the ND Soybean Council, the soybean checkoff, and
the ND Soybean Growers Association
work together to benefit ND soybean producers and the soy industry
Bushels of Beans (in 2021)
The North Dakota Soybean Council consists of 12 farmers elected to serve the needs and interests of North Dakota soybean farmers.
ND Soybean Council 12 District Map
ND Soybean Council County Representatives
New Rockford, ND
Golden Valley County
Grand Forks, ND
Grand Forks County
New Salem, ND
Saint Thomas, ND
Devil’s Lake, ND
United Soybean Board North Dakota Representatives
Valley City, ND
Meet the staff team of the North Dakota Soybean Council.