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NE MO farmers say local bean market requires European Union standards

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Farmers in northeast Missouri are concerned they might have to follow the European Union’s production standards if they want to market their soybeans locally this year.

Drew Lock from Adair County in northeast Missouri says Archer Daniels Midland has held several meetings in recent weeks to notify farmers nearby elevators will only take soybeans at harvest enrolled in the company’s new re:source program.

“It’s a deforestation program ADM is trying to enact from the EU.”

Lock says the program would go into effect for the upcoming harvest season and ADM is offering a financial incentive to enroll.

NE MO farmers say local bean market requires European Union standards