Soy Checkoff Study Avoids Potential Trade Issues Between U.S. and Japan

USDA's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration conducted an analysis on chemicals of the 2011 U.S. soybean crop - as part of a study funded by the United Soybean Board's Global Opportunities program. The study analyzed the soybeans by using statistically representative export samples of the most recent crop to determine if more than the allowable levels of agricultural chemical residues exist. Results showed no violation of levels in U.S. soybean exports and also found the fungicide detected in an instance by a Japanese soy importer has never shown up in a GIPSA analysis of U.S. soybeans. USB Director Dwain Ford says this study helps protect U.S. soybean exports and assure customers the U.S. provides a safe, high-quality product year after year.

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