This year, farmer Kip Cullers of southwest Missouri grew the largest amount of soybeans per acre ever -- breaking his own world record.
"We just try to do everything right," said Cullers with K&K Farms.
And how do other farmers stack up?
Cullers grew more than 150 bushels of soybeans an acre, compared to the national average of about forty bushels.
So what's his secret?
"Number one, you always want to plant the best genetics for your area. You want to find out what works the best and I do that through a variety test on my farm. And then after we get the crop up, we protect them with the headline fungicide and respect insecticide," said Cullers.
"60% of all of the products that you see on a grocery store shelf would have something that contains soybeans in them," said Dale Ludwig Missouri Soybean Association. "Soybeans could also be a key factor in stabilizing the price of the largest pocket crunch. But also, the more we have in supply, the more downward pressure we put on price and we all like lower cost fuels," said Ludwig.
The Missouri Soybean Association says, with the energy from soybeans, Ethanol gas and biodiesel are only the beginning.
Missouri currently ranks fifth in acres of soybeans planted.
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