Dustin Henson of Paragould has been appointed by the U.S. Division of Agriculture to the United Soybean Board (USB). Henson will signify Arkansas throughout a three-year time period as a newly appointed farmer-leader on the board.

“Dustin’s appointment to the United Soybean Board is nice information for Arkansas soybean producers,” mentioned Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board Chair John Freeman. “He’ll guarantee our priorities are heard on a nationwide stage.”

Henson is one in all 77 volunteer farmer-leaders serving USB, which is allowed by the Soybean Promotion, Analysis and Shopper Data Act. A complete of 29 states, along with the jap and western areas, are represented by the board members.

The variety of seats on the board is decided primarily based on bushels produced of their area. Members of the board should be soybean farmers nominated by a Certified State Soybean Board (QSSB).

“I think about it an honor to be appointed to the United Soybean Board,” Henson mentioned. “I’m trying ahead to being part of this board with the objective of enhancing the sustainability and profitability of the soybean business, not just for Arkansas however for all the United States. As a third-generation farmer, I understand making a distinction in such areas are monumental for producers throughout the states.”