The U.S. Department of Agriculture received 355 request-for-referendum forms on the Soybean Research and Promotion Program from Farm Service Agency offices. The 355 forms represents .06-percent of all eligible U.S. soybean farmers – so the 10-percent needed for a referendum to take place was not met. Untied Soybean Board Chairman Jim Call says this shows U.S. soybean farmers overwhelmingly see the value in the soy checkoff. Call says it’s more important than ever that the volunteer farmer-leaders of USB continue to invest soy checkoff funds to maximize the profit potential for all U.S. soybean farmers. USB will keep moving U.S. soybeans forward to be the top global oilseed – according to Call. He says it’s a great vote of confidence knowing U.S. soybean farmers support this work – too.
Source: NAFB News Service