Dedicated to helping your food
make the table

Our members are some of the most experienced organizations dedicated to making sure what grows in your fields finds its way to someone’s table. Involved in research, production, promotion and marketing for northern food-grade soybeans, our members have state-of-the art facilities and knowledge of advanced growing techniques to support growers in their efforts to produce the highest quality crop possible.

 
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BOOST YOUR PROFITABILITY GROWING FOOD

Around the world, northern food-grade soybeans have a well-earned reputation for being one of the highest quality food products. Food-grade soybeans can be processed into soymilk and tofu, tempeh and miso. As an ingredient for these products, food-grade soybeans deliver a premium for your business and thrive in your growing conditions.

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HELP MEET INCREASING GLOBAL DEMAND

Current international demand exceeds food-grade soybean production, and forecasts indicate greater demand can be expected. Including food-grade soybeans in your rotation means you will raise food for people who put what you grow on their table. This value is recognized all over the world and is quickly becoming a quality standard.

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IMPROVE YOUR CROP ROTATION STRATEGY

Non-GMO identity preserved soybeans can provide diversity for your crop plans. Adding food-grade soybeans in your rotation requires careful management for clean combines, trucks and bins. However, as a crop rotation tool it provides greater opportunity for cleaner fields, and helps to minimize disease and insect pressure. Adding food-grade soybeans in your rotation can be a vital tool to minimize weed resistance and support your long-term crop plans. 

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New Webinars Promote Growing
Food-Grade Soybeans in North Dakota

Webinars feature information on economics, identity preserved programs, export demands

The Northern Food Grade Soybean Association and the North Dakota Soybean Council have produced a series of online webinars to educate North Dakota growers about growing food-grade soybeans.

The webinars are for growers around the state who may be considering adding food-grade soybeans to their crop rotations—or switching to food-grade soybeans. The webinars detail information from agri-business professionals, including:

Economics overview with Dr. Frayne Olson, Crops Economist and Marketing Specialist, North Dakota State University, who compares conventional soybeans and food-grade soybeans in:

  • Cost and returns comparison per acre (food-grade soybeans produce higher returns)
  • Direct expense comparisons per acre
  • Management considerations (pest control, cross-contamination, record keeping)
  • Contract provisions
  • Counter party risk and federal crop insurance

 

Third party identity preserved (IP) inspections with Ken Bertsch, N.D. State Seed Department (NDSSD) Commissioner:

  • Advantages of IP in products that are food-grade, including soybeans
  • Grower responsibilities and requirements for food-grade soybeans
  • Process for securing IP product labels
  • Fees for IP programs
  • Results of IP programs for N.D. growers

 

Export demand for U.S. non-GMO, food-grade soybeans with Mary Pat Corbett, Marketing Director for Human Nutrition, U.S. Soybean Export Council, who shares:

  • Global importance of soybeans as food (tofu, soy milk, soy sauce and more)
  • U.S. soybean export growth and projections
  • U.S. soybean production increases and impacts
  • Forecasted production growth (major potential for N.D. growers)

 

Northern Food Grade Soybean Promotional Video

Get to know some of the growers who are choosing to Farm Food with the NFGSA. Learn more about the impact food-grade can have on your bottom line as well as the integrity in supplying a food source to the world.
 

About Us

The Northern Food Grade Soybean Association (NFGSA) – a regional group of producers, processors and marketers of food-grade soybeans, was established to support and promote the food soybean industry. The NFGSA works to ensure the region's producers and industry members maintain their well-earned reputation for providing the world's highest quality food-grade soybeans. The association unites the northern region's specialized industry and provides leadership for research, production, promotion, education and other services.

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Dedicated to helping your food make the table

Our members are some of the most experienced organizations dedicated to making sure what grows in your fields finds its way to someone’s table. Involved in research, production, promotion and marketing for northern food-grade soybeans, our members have state-of-the art facilities and knowledge of advanced growing techniques to support growers in their efforts to produce the highest quality crop possible.

For more information about the Northern Food Grade Soybean Association and how you can start growing to meet the increasing global demand, contact your local member organization.

Brushvale Seed, Inc.

1656 280th St.
Breckenridge, MN 56520
p: 218-643-2311

Dakota Pride Cooperative

PO Box 2136
Jamestown, ND 58402
p: 1-800-366-8331 ext. 113

Earthwise Processors
SunOpta Co.

4111 30th Ave. S
Moorhead, MN 56560
p: 218-287-5510

 

JB Global LLC

2004 E. Manor Blvd.
Burnsville, MN 55337
p: 952-808-7519

North Star Packaging

218 Seward Ave.
Grand Forks, ND 58203
p: 701-775-0168

Richland IFC, Inc.

100 N. 10th St.
Breckenridge, MN 56520
218-643-1797

 

SB&B Foods, Inc.

15681 35th St. SE
Casselton, ND 58102
p: 701-347-4900

SK Food International

4666 Amber Valley Parkway
Fargo, ND 58104
p: 701-356-4106

Unity Seed

3510 154th Ave SE
Casselton, ND 58012
701-347-5355