Members must be soybean producers nominated by a qualified state soybean board
The reorganization came after an Organizational Assessment Task Force made up of four current USB directors, two former USB chairs and an executive director of a Qualified State Soybean Board
(QSSB) thoroughly examined how USB operates.
The Secretary selected the appointees from soybean producers nominated by Qualified State Soybean Boards
. The board was established in 1992 and will increase this year from 70 to 73 members representing 29 states and two geographical units.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the national soybean checkoff program including formation of the United Soybean Board and Qualified State Soybean Boards
. Over that time, soybean farmers have invested more than $1.5 billion at the national and state level to fund communications, production research, and the development of new uses, and to increase domestic and international demand for U.S.
In most cases, assessments are collected by a qualified state board or council either Qualified State Beef Councils or Qualified State Soybean Boards
that retain a portion of the assessments.