The purpose of the Net Assets Policy for USB is to ensure the stability of the mission, programs and ongoing operations of the national soybean checkoff. The Net Assets Policy is intended to provide an internal source of funds for situations such as sudden increase in expenses, one-time unbudgeted expenses, unanticipated decline in Collections or uninsured losses. Net assets may also be used for one-time, nonrecurring programs that will significantly advance the mission of the checkoff. Net assets are not intended to replace a permanent loss of funds or eliminate an ongoing budget gap. It is the intention of USB for net assets to be managed in accordance with this Policy. The Net Assets Policy will be implemented in concert with the other governance and financial policies of USB and is intended to support the goals and strategies contained in these related policies and in strategic and operational plans.