USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service is seeking nominees for the United Soybean Board to succeed 19 members and two alternate members with terms that expire in December 2020. The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2020.
Nominees are needed to succeed members in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas, and to succeed alternate members in South Carolina and Texas.
Soybean producers within the United States who own or share the ownership and risk of loss of soybean production are eligible for nomination. A soybean producer must be nominated by a qualified state soybean board and complete an application. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will select individuals from the nominations submitted.
A list of qualified state soybean boards, the nomination form and information about the United Soybean Board are available on the AMS United Soybean Board web page and on the board’s website, unitedsoybean.org. For more information, you may also contact Barbara Josselyn at (202) 690-2611, Barbara.Josselyn@usda.gov, fax (202) 720-1125 or mail Research and Promotion Division, Livestock and Poultry Program; AMS, USDA, Room 2610-S, STOP 0251; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, D.C. 20250-0251.
The board administers a research and promotion program authorized by the Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act. Since 1966, Congress has authorized industry-funded research and promotion boards to provide a framework for agricultural industries to pool resources and combine efforts to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets and conduct important research and promotion activities. AMS provides oversight to 21 boards.