Soybean Export Warning

As many of our producers have no doubt heard or read in trade news, the country’s largest grain handlers have declared they will reject deliveries of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans due to a lack of approval from the European Union.

While Monsanto has stated that it expects EU approval very soon, Big River Rice & Grain will not accept Xtend soybeans at this time since the majority of our region’s crop is sent overseas.

The U.S. Soybean Export Council and American Soybean Association have both publicly indicated that Monsanto is working on a plan for domestic use of this crop, so we advise you work with your local seed vendor for the latest information if you have chosen to grow Xtend soybeans this season.