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Brown County Sheriff’s Office receives soy-based tires

Members of the Brown County Corn and Soybean Growers Association board (left to right): Jim Peterson, Chris Fitzloff, Keith Lendt, Sheriff Jason Seidl, Justin Remus, Dan Steffl and Richard Trebesch.

The Brown County Corn and Soybean Growers Association recently made a donation of a set of soy-based Eagle Enforcer All Weather tires to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. The donation was made possible with the help of the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotional Council’s (MSR&PC) “Driving Soy” campaign. 

The MSR&PC oversees the investment of soybean checkoff dollars on behalf of the nearly 28,000 soybean farmers in Minnesota.  This money is used to promote, educate, and develop market opportunities for soybeans.  Each of the MSR&PC’s 44 member counties had the opportunity to donate a set of soy-based tires to their county sheriff’s office.

The soy-based Goodyear tires are designed specifically for first responder vehicles in all season climates.  The tires are softer, providing better traction especially when temps drop during cold Minnesota winters.

Since 2017, Goodyear, supported by United Soybean Board checkoff investments, has released four lines of tires with soybean oil compounds: Assurance WeatherReady, Eagle Enforcer All Weather, Eagle Exhilarate and Assurance Comfort Drive. The Akron, Ohio-based company has increased its use of soybeans by 73% since 2018 and pledged to fully replace all of its petroleum-driven oils with soybean oil by 2040. The Enforcer tires will appeal to more than just law enforcement but also state fleets and municipalities, increasing demand for soybeans grown in Minnesota. 

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is grateful to the Brown County Corn and Soybean Growers Association for their donation and appreciate the support of the local farmers.

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