What is the difference between the United Soybean Board (USB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA)?
USB and ASA are two different organizations with one focus: the success of U.S. soybean farmers. Each group serves this purpose in a unique way. USB administers soybean checkoff activities focusing on research, market development and expansion, while ASA works on state and national legislative and regulatory policy issues.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.