One Less Worry: USDA removes “soybeans of other colors” from grading criteria

U.S. soybean growers have one less thing to worry about this coming harvest season.

USDA’s Ag Marketing Service has published its final rule revising the U.S. Standard for Soybeans. It officially removes “soybeans of other colors” as an official grade-determining factor. The changes will take effect on September 1st.

The American Soybean Association says it is grateful USDA found a solution and will make it happen in order to qualify for the new marketing year. They say they do not want U.S. soybeans to be at a disadvantage when compared to countries like Brazil and Argentina.

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