United Soybean Board

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The United Soybean Board is the checkoff organization for the soybean industry. They describe their organization as follows:

"Like producers of other commodities, such as beef, dairy and eggs, soybean farmers collectively invest a portion of their product revenue to fund research and promotion efforts. This collective investment is called a checkoff...
"The soybean checkoff is supported entirely by soybean farmers with individual contributions of 0.5 percent of the market price per bushel sold each season. The efforts of the checkoff are directed by the United Soybean Board, composed of 69 volunteer farmer-leaders often nominated by their state-level checkoff organizations, called Qualified State Soybean Boardss (QSSBs). The nominees are appointed to the board by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture...
"The soybean checkoff helps facilitate market growth and creation by funding and directing marketing, research and commercialization programs. By building demand both at home and abroad, the soybean checkoff helps ensure a strong and profitable future for U.S. soybean farmers."[1]

By law, as a checkoff, the United Soybean Board cannot engage in lobbying or other advocacy on policy issues.[1]

Contact Information

  • 16305 Swingley Ridge Rd, Suite 150
  • Chesterfield, MO 63017
  • Ph: 800.989.USB1 (8721)
  • Fax: 636.5301560
  • Email: info@unitedsoybean.org
  • Web: http://unitedsoybean.org/

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  1. 1.0 1.1 About USB, Accessed September 21, 2011.

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