The Bean Brief
March 2020
A MESSAGE FROM USB'S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REGARDING COVID-19
Click above to read the latest USB Chairman Jim Carroll's latest report on COVID-19.

The  United Soybean Board  implemented a temporary  travel ban  for USB staff earlier this month. USB has also recommended similar  travel  guidelines for directors and contracting organizations. See the latest   Chairmans Report   from Jim Carroll to learn more .

USB implemented new travel policies . Click above to read the full article.
THANK YOU DOCTORS AND NURSES

In light of the #COVID19 outbreak, we want to thank all medical personnel for your never-ending dedication and hard work. Thank you for keeping your communities safe and healthy throughout this global emergency.
FEATURED RESEARCH | DR. GUS LORENZ
Dr. Gus Lorenz , extension entomologist with the University of Arkansas’s Division of Agriculture, and his team knew Arkansas soybean producers had an emergency pest situation in their fields. Check out this Featured Research video to learn how checkoff-funded research helped Lorenz find answers for growers facing the Redbanded Stink Bug .
CAREER PROFILES | RYAN HOLBERT
Seed Sales Consultant
Deane Robinson Seed Company
Stuttgart, Ark.


“Our farmers wear so many different hats ,” Holbert said. “Our job is more critical than ever. The chemical guy, the fertilizer guy, the banker. They all depend on us to make their living.”
EVENTS | MID-SOUTH FARM & GIN AND COMMODITY CLASSIC
MID-SOUTH FARM & GIN | MEMPHIS
Last month we headed to  Memphis  for the annual  Mid-South Farm & Gin Show . Thanks to the Renasant Convention Center The Peabody Memphis  and the rest of our fellow   ag  family for turning out. It was a great event! We hosted another social media giveaway, encouraging booth visitors to snap a photo at our booth, and tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. We had many participants across all three platforms. Our winner, Katie Hutton of Marion, Ark., posted the picture below.
"Grow your own protein! #ARenjoysSoy"
Katie Hutton

"I was the lucky winner of the $200 Bass Pro gift card at the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board's booth at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show last weekend! #AR
Katie Hutton, Mid-South Farm & Gin Show Giveaway Winner


"Me and my girlfriend stopping by to see our friends at the Arkansas Soybean booth from the Mid-South Gin Show. It impressed me on how much she has picked up about Ag," Arkansas grower and forester Ayikwei Perry tweeted. "Go over and give them a follow. I am grateful that they let me tell my story as an individual in Natural Resource Management and Farming last year ."
Jenna Martin and family of Martin Farms dropped by to visit and tell us all about their recent trip to Brazil .
Perry's cousin and partner also stopped by with his girlfriend. They took home ASPB swag and got signed up for The Bean Brief!
COMMODITY CLASSIC | SAN ANTONIO
A record number of farmers attended the 2020 Commodity Classic, in San Antonio, Texas, this past February. Overall, 4,678 farmers registered for this year’s show — the highest attendance in the show’s 24-year history, eclipsing the previous record of 4,595 set in 2016 in New Orleans.
 
The event featured dozens of educational sessions, a huge trade show with nearly 400 exhibitors, and a keynote address by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue .

The Arkansas Soybean industry was well-represented by a number of growers, including several ASPB members and USB Chairman Jim Carroll of Brinkley. Jim was greeted by friends and supporters in the industry during a reception in his honor held in conjunction with the Commodity Classic.
USB Chairman Jim Carroll at his reception surrounded by ASPB members Derek Helms, Rusty Smith, Josh Cureton, Joe Thrash , and ASA's Brad Doyle, among others.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DEREK HAIGWOOD
DEREK HAIGWOOD ON COVID-19
During the United Soybean Board annual meeting in Las Vegas this past February, USSEC Immediate Past President Derek Haigwood of Newport sat down with us to discuss a variety of topics, including his take on how COVID-19 will impact the U.S. soybean market . Hear what Haigwood had to say by following the link to listen to his interview in full.
S OY AT HOME | CRISPY SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN
  • 4 cups soybean oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Heat soybean oil to 350° F.
  2. Place buttermilk in a bowl.
  3. Place flour in separate bowl.
  4. Cut chicken into pieces.
  5. Dip chicken pieces in buttermilk and season.
  6. Coat with flour completely.
  7. Fry chicken until golden, turning as needed, 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Remove when thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken registers 165° F. Drain on paper towels.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Most in-person meetings and events have been canceled or
postponed due to the spread of COVID-19.

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WHAT ARE YOU UP TO?
We would love to see what you're doing to keep the soybean industry booming in Arkansas. We want to see your planting season pics! If you use social media, post your pictures with the hashtag #ARenjoysSOY and tag us!
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