On Monday, November 11 NAEGA and the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) met with representatives from Calyxt to discuss the launch of their new high oleic soybean produced with new production techniques. During the discussion, Calyxt indicated that they are currently working with 78 growers in South Dakota and Minnesota to produce their soybean technology. These growers have demonstrated to Calyxt that they can comply with internal identity protection protocols to ensure the technology isn’t released into the commodity supply. These farmers have planted 17,300 acres and or roughly 700,000 bushels of soybeans. Moving forward, Calyxt plans to double the number of growers they are using. The company’s current business plan includes a closed loop production system in which they buy back and process all soybeans from the farmers under contract.