U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer has officially recommended that USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) conduct an audit and, as appropriate, investigation of the National Soybean Checkoff Program. The action was called for by the American Soybean Association (ASA).
The decision is based on the petition ASA filed on Dec. 10, 2008. The petition calls for an investigation of the United Soybean Board (USB) and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) to ensure that soybean checkoff dollars are being managed and invested as prescribed by law.
For more information about the soybean checkoff, visit www.soybeancheckoff.com. To learn more about the views of ASA’s leaders regarding the national soybean checkoff, visit www.SoyGrowers.com/oig/ where ASA has made available a summary of its petition and related video interviews with current and past ASA presidents and board members.
(Source: American Soybean Association)