(Name and address of QSSB)
To Whom It May Concern:
As a soybean producer of __________________ (name of State), I understand that pursuant to the Soybean Promotion Research and Information Act (7 U.S.C. § 6301, et. seq.)(“Act”), and the Soybean Promotion Research and Consumer Information Order (7 C.F.R. § 1220.101, et. seq.)(“Order”), each soybean producer is required to pay one-half of one percent of the net market price of soybeans sold to fund promotion, research and consumer information activities designed to increase demand for soybeans. Each QSSB remits one-half of the assessment paid by the producer to the United Soybean Board (USB). The other half is kept by the Qualified State Soybean Board (QSSB).
I also understand that if there’s no provision in our State’s soybean statute that prohibits the state’s portion (one-half of the assessment paid) of the checkoff going to USB, and a producer requests a refund of the state portion, you will comply with my refund request by remitting the state portion retained by the QSSB to USB because the federal law supersedes the state’s research and promotion refund statutes and there is no federal provision where a producer can receive a refund.
Attached is the information you need to process my refund request. Please submit the QSSB portion to the United Soybean Board. Thank you for processing my request.
CC: United Soybean Board
16305 Swingley Ridge Road Suite 150
Chesterfield, MO 63017