SC Ag Commissioner Weathers Observes the Soybean Checkoff’s 20th Anniversary

Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the US Soybean Board and the national soybean checkoff.  SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers  says that since the inception of the national soybean checkoff 20 years ago, the US has produced 50 billion bushels of soybeans, increased demand by 140% and had a 212% increase in exports. In South Carolina, soybeans are the number one row crop commodity with a value at over $145 million. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.