Since October 1st – the American Soybean Association’s World Soy Foundation has raised more than 85-percent of its 100,000-dollar goal through its Acre Challenge campaign. The campaign is where U.S. soybean farmers donate the value of an acre of soybeans to help alleviate hunger and malnutrition around the world. More than 160 donors have accepted the Challenge since March – bringing the total number of donors for the year at nearly 450 individuals from 30 states. So far – the state of Iowa is the top supporting state with 60 donors giving nearly 16,000-dollars. Illinois is second with 49 individuals raising nearly 13,450-dollars followed by Missouri with 12 donors at just over 7,630-dollars so far.
There are still three-months left in this year’s challenge. Soybean farmers can help the foundation reach its 100,000-dollar goal by the end of September by donating at the WSF website – World Soy Foundation dot org (www.worldsoyfoundation.org).