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MSPC Celebrates Grain Elevator Appreciation Month
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The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee (MSPC) is wrapping up their initiative to celebrate March as Grain Elevator Appreciation Month.


Source: Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee

Contact: Kathy Maurer, 989-652-3294

MSPC Celebrates March as Grain Elevator Appreciation Month

The Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee (MSPC) is wrapping up their initiative to celebrate March as Grain Elevator Appreciation Month.
 
“Without the cooperation from the grain elevators, the soybean checkoff program would be difficult to implement,” said Kathy Maurer, financial and international marketing director for MSPC. “They are an important component for our soybean program as well as the other checkoffs and especially agriculture.”
 
“Grain elevators provide services that enable farmers to be more productive than at any time in history. They work with all farmers from the 75 year old who has no interest or understands new technologies to the 25 year old farmer who considers it standard procedure,” said Herb Miller, soybean farmer and MSPC president from Niles, Michigan. “They are capable of helping develop sophisticated marketing plans that help remove some of the risk from a very risky business. Grain elevators are some of the most dependable in supporting our youth whether at county fair auctions or supporting local FFA chapter endeavors. Taking time to express appreciation to an important business partner who is truly interested in our success should be something every producer does.”
 
In appreciation for the cooperation of nearly 120 grain elevators in Michigan who collect and remit the soybean checkoff on a monthly basis, the MSPC delivered baskets of Michigan products during March for their employees to enjoy.
 
Miller continues, “MSPC sincerely appreciates the assistance grain elevators provide in collecting and remitting checkoff dollars. Without their help the benefits that come from the ability of producers to pool their dollars for research and market development would not be possible.”
 
This information is brought to you by the MSPC, representing soybean farmers in the state and funds soybean research and educational efforts through the soybean checkoff. For more information on the MSPC, visit www.michigansoybean.org.