Monday, May 10, 2021 – St. Louis-based Benson Hill announced plans to join forces with Star Peak Corp II, becoming publicly listed and driving growth in agriculture and food science and production. Click here for the original announcement from Benson Hill.

Gary Wheeler, CEO and executive director for the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council shared the news with the following statement:

Congratulations to Matt Crisp and the entire Benson Hill team. We’re proud to partner with Benson Hill on building the future for food and plant science. This is an outstanding step forward for innovation in all things soy, and we’re excited to see opportunities continue to grow across the entire soybean value chain. Gary Wheeler

To learn more about the partnership between the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council and Benson Hill, click here for the spring 2021 press release, and visit