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Ag Economy

The Feeding the Economy food and agriculture industries economy study represents the impact of a very broad combination of industries, but special recognition is given to those below who helped make this study and website possible. We encourage you to look deeper into each sector.

Feeding the Economy

 

Biodiesel

The National Biodiesel Board is the national trade association representing the biodiesel industry in the United States. Available at this website is a guide to buying biodiesel, along with biodiesel distributor and retailer maps.

Biodiesel

 

Contact Your Representatives

Find contact information for the White House, U.S. Senators and Representatives here. Also find contact information for your governor and state legislators, and by agency or topic.

usa.gov 

 

Food Safety & Responsible Farming

Skeptical about GMOs? We understand. We are here to answer your questions. More than 200 experts have contributed to this site including independent experts in leading academic institutions, industry groups and representatives from member companies.

GMO Answers

Best Food Facts is your expert source for every course. We are consumers with a passion for food and our mission is to bring you objective, fact-based information about food.

Best Food Facts

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) consists of more than 90 farmer and rancher-led organizations and agricultural partners representing virtually all aspects of agriculture working to engage in dialogue with consumers who have questions about how today’s food is grown and raised.

https://usfarmersandranchers.org/

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation is dedicated to the mission of effectively communicating science-based information on health, nutrition and food safety for the public good.

International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation

 

Soybean Research

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific research agency. ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide information access and dissemination to ensure high-quality, safe food, and other ag products; assesses nutritional needs of Americans; sustains a competitive ag economy; enhances the natural resource base and the environment; and provides economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

The National Soybean Research Laboratory is located at the University of Illinois and promotes soybean research, education and outreach in the areas of production, nutrition and international development.

National Soybean Research Laboratory

 

Soyfoods

The Soyfoods Association of North America seeks to: increase consumer awareness and use of soyfoods and soy-based ingredients; be the key resource for credible, science based information about soyfoods and soy-based ingredient consumption; create a forum to proactively manage key issues and opportunities that confronts the soy industry; and establish, promote and adopt soy industry standards for new and existing soyfoods. Find recipes and a guide to locating soyfoods here.

Soyfoods Association of North America

The mission of The Soyfoods Council is to serve as a catalyst, leader and facilitator to mainstream soy-based foods into the global marketplace − America and beyond. To mainstream soyfoods: to build the category of soyfoods products by making action-prompting connections between edible soybean growers and food producers, foods distributors, chefs, retailers and eventually consumers. Find recipes using soy ingredients here.

The Soyfoods Council

 

Soy Transportation

The Soy Transportation Coalition is an organization established by 10 state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board. Its goal is to position soybean industry stakeholders to benefit from a transportation system that delivers cost effective, reliable, and competitive service.

Soy Transportation Coalition

 

Soy Ink

Soy ink provides better print quality, richer colors, less rub-off, and comes from a domestic source, all while maintaining a competitive price with petroleum-based inks. The American Soybean Association's SoySeal trademark is used to easily identify ink products made with soybean oil.

American Soybean Association Soy Seal

 

Soy Uses

This online catalog is produced year-to-year to help consumers and businesses identify commercially available industrial soy products and ingredients.

Soy Products Guide

 

Checkoff

Administers national soybean checkoff activities focusing on research and market development and expansion.

The National Soybean Checkoff is a federally-mandated program that collects and invests funds to advance soybean marketing, production technology and the development of new uses. United Soybean Board (USB) administers national soybean checkoff activities focusing on research and market development and expansion.

United Soybean Board

 

Market Information

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission assures the economic utility of the futures markets by encouraging their competitiveness and efficiency; protecting market participants against fraud, manipulation, and abusive trading practices; and ensuring the financial integrity of the clearing process.

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

CME Group (Chicago Board of Trade) offers agricultural commodity futures and options available on any U.S. exchange. CME Group’s agricultural contracts include grains, oilseeds, livestock, dairy products, lumber, coffee, sugar, cocoa and other products.

CME Group

 

Soybean Processing

The National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) is a member-driven organization representing the U.S. soybean, sunflower, canola and safflower seed-crushing industries. NOPA’s mission is to assist these industries to be the most competitive and profitable oilseed processing industries in the world and is proactively engaged in issues such as international trade policy; environment and resource management; domestic farm program; and health and safety issues.

National Oilseed Processors Association