First Purchasers

Nebraska Soybean Checkoff Program Information for First Purchasers

The Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act (SPARC), established the national soybean checkoff program in 1990. The Department of Agriculture established the United Soybean Board (USB), a farmer-led organization, to administer the program on a national level. Many soybean growing states also have a Qualified State Soybean Board (QSSB) charged with collecting and administering the checkoff on a state level. In Nebraska, the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) serves as the state’s QSSB.

Nebraska elevators, grain dealers, and seed handlers are one of the most important keys to the Nebraska soybean checkoff program. They collect the soybean assessment from the farmers and send to the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) Office. Without their cooperation the program would not be the success it is today.