"It's an honor to serve on USB because it's a farmer-driven checkoff that continues to expand markets for U.S. soybeans," said Allen. "Expanding utilization of U.S. soybeans means a better bottom line for me and other U.S. soybean farmers."

USB is made up of 62 farmer-directors who oversee the investments of the soybean checkoff.

Programs supported by USB include international and domestic marketing of U.S. soybeans, development of new uses for U.S. soybeans, and research projects to support efficient and profitable soybean production.