ASA, USB agree to better working relationship

ASA, USB agree to better working relationship

The Code of Conduct is applicable to USB and ASA Boards, executive committees, committees, work groups, contractors and staffs. The Code applies to all interactions between these groups and between individual members of these groups. The Memorandum of Understanding is intended to form the basis for an improved relationship between the organizations. It is focused on finding common ground and includes an agreement to look to the future and move beyond past issues.

After a tumultuous working relationship, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the United Soybean Board (USB) have resolved to move forward, forging a better business rapport.

As part of that arrangement, the two groups have developed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Code of Conduct. ASA has adopted both already and USB will vote on them at their June meeting. USB Chairman Marc Curtis, Leland, Miss., farmer says he doesn’t see a problem with the vote passing.

“We’re a growing global soy industry and we needed these recommendations from both groups,” says Alan Kemper, president of ASA and farmer from Lafayette, Ind.

Read a full report on the agreements in an article by Greg Lamp of Corn & Soybean Digest: ASA and USB Agree to Better Working Relationship [3].