Soy Representatives Join Biobased Stakeholders’ for Dialogue

Jul 07, 2016

Soy leaders join the conversation with biobased stakeholders in Washington, D.C. today at the United Soybean Board (USB) Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue, held at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) headquarters.

American Soybean Association Washington representative Tom Hance is attending, along with leaders from the Indiana Soybean Alliance.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is the keynote speaker of the event, where USB will premiere a video featuring military veterans who are employed in the bioeconomy.

According a USB news release, U.S. soybeans can collectively remove from the atmosphere the carbon equivalent of taking 22 million cars off the road in just one year.  Each year, nearly 600,000 independent U.S. farmers plant, grow, and harvest trillions of soybeans. This video tells the story here.

The dialogue also features biobased manufacturers displaying their products and speakers from across the federal government sharing their success stories using products from USDA’s BioPreferred Program.

For more information about the program, and the program’s voluntary biobased product certification and labeling initiative, click here.