Indiana Soybean Alliance believes in investing soybean checkoff dollars into basic and applied grain marketing research programs. Click on the links below to learn more about the specifics of these research projects.
*NEW* 2015 Ag Impact Study shows agriculture contributes $44.1 billion to Indiana's economy. Agricultural industries in Indiana account for more than $31 billion in direct sales and nearly $13 billion more in ripple effects such as related supply-chain purchases and spending by workers, according to a new report from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Ag Trade Study – 2012 Study looked at the economic impact of Indiana’s agricultural exports. (April 2012)
Transportation Infrastructure – Study focused on Indiana’s transportation infrastructure and the economic impact it has on our state's agriculture industry. (March 2009)
Indiana Country Bridge Infrastructure - Find Bridge information from your county. (2012)
National Checkoff Research
Farm to Market: a Soybean’s Journey From Field to Consumer– United Soybean Board, U.S. Soybean Export Council, and Soy Transportation Coalition funded study to examined the entire U.S. transportation system and how agricultural products move through it. The study highlights several choke points in this system and where problems could arise as crop production and demand increase. (July 2012)
STC Study: Agriculture and Railroads - Soybean Transportation Coalition funded this study that looks at the current national freight system and assesses its capacity to support economic growth in agriculture and the rest of the economy. The press release and full report are available. (December 2012)
STC Study: Transportation and Farmer Incomes- The study provides compelling evidence that farmers, more than any other segments of agriculture, are responsible for paying the transportation costs from the farm to the dinner plate. (June 2010)