South Dakota soybean farmers has introduced a partnership with Goodyear to supply soy-based tires to sheriff departments throughout the state and a part of the state fleet. South Dakota Soybean Analysis and Promotion Council Chair Tim Ostrem says they’re enthusiastic about this new use for soybean oil,, which replaces 40 p.c of the petroleum within the Goodyear all climate tires.
United Soybean Board Secretary David Iverson says the Goodyear tire innovation got here from analysis underwritten by the soybean checkoff.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says the tires are a brand new use that may add worth to the soybean crop and enhance profitability for the state’s farmers.
Noem says the donation additionally sends a powerful message about agriculture’s help of legislation enforcement in South Dakota.
The soybean business contribute $2.5 billion to South Dakota’s economic system however by way of new makes use of like soy based mostly tires soybean farmers hope to push that worth to $25 billion within the subsequent decade.