USB Elects New Chair


Farmer-leaders of the soybean checkoff elected Ralph Lott of Seneca Falls, New York, as the 2022 Chair during their December meeting in St. Charles, Missouri. “With a productive growing season, favorable soybean prices, and increased demand in 2021 amid supply chain constraints, this is an exciting and pivotal time for U.S. Soy, both domestically and internationally,” Lott says. “I appreciate the support of my fellow board members, and I am eager to work with them to identify initiatives that grow our markets and bring value back to the farm.” The new United Soybean Board Chair also says he’s looking forward to continuing the board’s success of making judicious soy checkoff investments in addressing both immediate and long-term supply and demand opportunities and driving resiliency for U.S. soy farmers. Meagan Kaiser of Missouri was elected as the Vice-Chair. Key USB success from this year includes U.S. soybeans getting used as an active ingredient in more than 1,000 products.