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Acreage of soybeans in New York continues to increase, not just in the traditional district at the head of the Finger Lakes, but throughout the state.

Although soybeans are not difficult to grow, buyers are discriminating about seed quality, so producers must learn to harvest and handle the crop with skill and care.

Tests to date indicate that soybeans grown in New York are somewhat higher in protein content (34 percent to 37 percent) and lower in oil content (16 percent to 18.5 percent) than soybeans grown in the Corn Belt.

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