Soy Checkoff Spotlights Biodiesel at Tractor Pulls

Cindy Zimmerman

Soy-based biodiesel will once again be part of the National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) season this year, thanks to the sponsorship of the United Soybean Board (USB) and the soybean checkoff.

As part of a larger strategy to promote soy biodiesel’s benefits among diesel users, the checkoff will once again co-sponsor the NTPA season of approximately 80 tractor pulls across the United States. The checkoff partners with the NTPA to increase biodiesel availability and use among pulling fans, many of whom work in the agricultural and trucking sectors.

“Pulling tractors perform so well on biodiesel, it’s a perfect way to show farmers biodiesel’s benefits,” says USB Communications Chair Jimmy Sneed, a soybean farmer from Hernando, Miss. “It’s important to remind farmers that using soybean oil for biodiesel is one of the components that determines the value of each bushel we grow. It makes sense for soybean farmers to use their own products and promote biodiesel.”

Under the co-sponsorship, tractors in the NTPA’s Light Pro Stock division will run on biodiesel. So these pullers will put biodiesel to the test all season long. Check the NTPA schedule for Light Pro Stock “Powered by Biodiesel” event dates and locations.

Biodiesel, Soybeans, USB