U.S. soy growers pleased with International Trade Center's positive benchmark

SSAP verifies that U.S-produced soy is sustainable and economically produced. | File photo

The independent International Trade Center (ITC) has positively benchmarked U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) against the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation Soy Sourcing Guidelines, much to the delight of the American Soybean Association (ASA).

“This is another step forward for U.S. soy and sustainability,” ASA President Richard Wilkins said. “The strong conservation practices of U.S. farmers allow us to produce large quantities and continue providing the E.U. with sustainable soy. The soy family should be proud of the work we’ve done to maintain and strengthen trade and the value of U.S. soy.”

The SSAP was developed in 2013 by the ASA, the U.S. Soybean Export Council and other members of the U.S. soy community in order to ensure U.S. soy farmers and producers follow a strict set of conservation regulations and best practices. 

SSAP verifies that U.S-produced soy is sustainable and economically produced while meeting growing demand covering the key issues of sound environmental objectives, social responsibility, conservation focused management practices and continuous improvement.

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