Good news for U.S. Soy. On March 15, the U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) passed muster under the soy sourcing guidelines of the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC).
As an article by the American Soybean Association (ASA) details, the protocol “helps to ensure that U.S. soy is produced following a strong set of conservation regulations combined with wide adoption of best management practices by a majority of U.S. farmers.”
The result? “This allows [U.S. growers] to produce large quantities and continue providing the EU with sustainable soy,” said ASA President Richard Wilkins, a farmer from Greenwood, Delaware.
Naturally, this helps grow the European market and strengthes the value of the U.S. soy.
This crop year, over 110 million bushels of U.S. soy were exported and certified under the SSAP program.
Acceptance of the SSAP is a major boost for U.S. soy growers working to meet growing consumer demand for environmentally, socially and economically produced commodities.