USDA is conducting its periodic program required by law that allows producers to request a referendum on the soybean checkoff program. In the last couple of years checkoff programs have been targeted by some groups and taken to court in an effort to end the farmer-funded promotion programs. This hasn't happened with soybeans.
But we want to know what you think, so we've added a poll to our site. You'll find it to the lower right side of the site, just scroll down and answer the quick question. Or, you'll find the poll at the end of this story. If you have a comment, fill in the comment window before hitting "submit" and you can share your thoughts with all our readers.
Let us know what you think and we'll tell you how you voted on our site later in June. We want to hear from you.
For more information on the referendum itself, check out SOYBEAN REFERENDUM.