Soybean Promotion and Research: Amend the Order To Adjust Representation on the United Soybean Board

Docket Number: AMS–LPS–18–0015
Comments Due: September 4, 2018


This proposed rule would adjust the number of members on the United Soybean Board (Board) to reflect changes in production levels that have occurred since the Board was last reapportioned in 2015. As required by the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act (Act), membership on the Board is reviewed every 3 years and adjustments are made accordingly. This proposed change would result in an increase in Board membership for five States, increasing the total number of Board members from 73 to 78. These changes would be reflected in the Soybean Promotion and Research Order (Order) and would be effective for the 2019 appointment process.

Submit Comments

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this proposed rule. Comments should be submitted on the internet at or Research and Promotion Division; Livestock and Poultry Program; Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS); U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Room 2610-S, STOP 0251; 1400 Independence Avenue SW.; Washington, DC 20250-0251. All comments should reference the docket number, the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be made available for public inspection at the above address during regular business hours or at


Mike Dinkel, (202) 720-0633,

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