ST. LOUIS -- Join in a Webinar today from noon to 1 p.m. CDT to hear industry experts and soybean checkoff farmer-leaders discuss the current oil and meal market and how they impact the soybean industry here and overseas.

The panelists, gathered by the United Soybean Board and the soybean checkoff, will discuss the importance of selecting soybeans that are not only high-yielding, but also high in protein and oil, and how seed dealers can play a key role in changing how customers at home and abroad view U.S. soybeans.

Today's program is one way the soybean checkoff is working to provide seed dealers, farmers and the soybean industry with timely information about the kind of varieties that deliver what soybean customers at home and abroad are demanding.

Speakers will include Richard Galloway, president of Galloway & Associates, an industry consultant firm; USB farmer-leader Vanessa Kummer from Colfax, N.D.; and USB farmer-leader Chuck Friedrich from Aurora, S.D, a retired seed dealer.

The panel will discuss the current oil and protein market both domestically and internationally and what USB is doing to help improve the quality of U.S. soybean oil and meal.

Register for the Webinar at First-time users of the Webinar program should run a system check in advance of the event by using a link provided after registration. Biographies of the speaker are also available on the registration page.

All participants should sign on today at 11:45 a.m. CDT for the Webinar, which will begin at noon CDT.

The Webinar is powered by AgProfessional, a Vance Publishing Company food 360 publication.

For more information on USB's efforts and to find out more about growing soybeans that meet customer demands visit

USB is made up of 64 farmer-directors who oversee the investments of the soybean checkoff on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers. Checkoff funds are invested in the areas of animal utilization, human utilization, industrial utilization, industry relations, market access and supply. As stipulated in the Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act, USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service has oversight responsibilities for USB and the soybean checkoff.

SOURCE: United Soybean Board news release.