USB is charged with administering the national soybean checkoff program. In carrying out this charge, it is important that USB exercise its responsibilities and duties free of any potential conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest. Therefore, it is the policy of USB that each Director and USB Staff, on an annual basis, completes and submits a disclosure statement to report all relationships, gifts or travel-related reimbursements that give rise to a potential conflict of interest. USB will copy USDA at the time Directors are notified of their request for completion. For Conflicts of Interest, please also see Appendix C. For the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement please see USB Reference Guide.