After a tumultuous working relationship, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the United Soybean Board (USB) have resolved to move forward, forging a better business rapport.

As part of that arrangement, the two groups have developed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Code of Conduct. ASA has adopted both already and USB will vote on them at their June meeting. USB Chairman Marc Curtis, Leland, Miss., farmer says he doesn’t see a problem with the vote passing.

“We’re a growing global soy industry and we needed these recommendations from both groups,” says Alan Kemper, president of ASA and farmer from Lafayette, Ind.

Read a full report on the agreements in an article by Greg Lamp of Corn & Soybean Digest: ASA and USB Agree to Better Working Relationship.