Helpful Links

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Contact Your Representatives:

Contact Members of Congress

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.

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National Biodiesel Board

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.

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Soybean Research

National Soybean Research Laboratory

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.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service

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; assess nutritional needs of Americans; sustain a competitive ag economy; enhance the natural resource base and the environment; and provide economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole.

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The Soyfoods Council

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.

Soyfoods Association of North America

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.

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Soy Transportation

Soy Transportation Coalition

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.

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Soy Ink

American Soybean Association Soy Seal

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.

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Soy Uses

Soy Products Guide

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

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National Soybean Checkoff program

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

Administers national soybean checkoff activities focusing on research and market development and expansion.
See list of checkoff related web sites

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Market Information

CME Group

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.

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

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.

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Soybean Processing

National Oilseed Processors Association

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.

Soya & Oilseed Bluebook

The Soya & Oilseed Bluebook is the authoritative world-wide directory for the soybean and oilseed industry. It includes crushers, processors, refiners, buyers and marketers of soybean, palm, sunflower, canola, corn and other oilseeds and products for food, feed and energy. Equipment, supplies and services are included.