It is the policy of USB that all sponsorships meet the following criteria:
For sponsorship funding of an organization in an amount less than $5,000 annually, the sponsorship funding must be provided with the stipulation that it not be used to influence governmental action or violate the Soybean Promotion Research and Information Act or Order.
For sponsorship funding of an organization in an amount exceeding $5,000 annually, the sponsorship funding must:
- Provide specific checkoff-related deliverables.
- Provide specific performance measurements related to the payment.
- Ensure that the total USB sponsorship shall not account for more than 50 percent of the overall costs for the event at which the sponsorship activity will take place. A statement describing the event and the benefit to the checkoff program shall accompany all sponsorship requests.
- USB dollars shall not be used in any manner to influence governmental action or policy by the sponsored organization.