The North Dakota Soybean Growers Association is a statewide, not-for-profit, member-driven organization. We exist to conduct legislative activities in Bismarck and Washington, D.C. to improve the sustainable prosperity of its members and the entire soybean industry. The North Dakota organization is one of 26 soybean-producing states affiliated with the American Soybean Association.
The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) oversees the investment of soybean checkoff dollars on behalf of approximately 25,000 farmers in our state. The council is governed by the rules of a federally mandated checkoff program that requires all soybean producers pay a fee on the soybeans they sell. This money is used to promote, educate and develop market opportunities for soybeans.
We serve more than 6,500 soybean farmers in North Dakota. Each farmer contributes one-half of 1 percent of the price of each bushel at the point of sale toward the soy checkoff. Half of those funds go to the national checkoff, and the other half funds seven initiatives in North Dakota.
The Northern Food Grade Soybean Association (NFGSA) is a group of member companies that process and sell high quality, identity preserved non-GMO soybeans for food grade products both domestically and internationally. The NGFSA works to ensure that the region’s producers and industry members maintain their well-earned reputation for providing the world’s highest-quality food grade soybeans.
Success for soybean farmers in today’s market takes more than just a good harvest. Increasing demand for soybeans is an essential part of the equation. 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. - See more at: http://unitedsoybean.org/about-usb/#sthash.Akhd0ywd.dpuf
For the past 90 years, the American Soybean Association has met the demands of a growing world. The American soybean farmer has a tremendous opportunity to answer the call of agricultural needs throughout the world and ASA is the collective voice of 21,000 U.S. soybean producers.