The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) developed the U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) through a multi-stakeholder process to address customer requests for a supply of documented and verified sustainable soy.
The SSAP is based on a national system of sustainability and conservation laws and regulations and farmer participation in the U.S. Farm Program
Verification under SSAP is provided by USSEC subsidiary Soy Export Sustainability (SES).
Certificates are shipment specific and non-transferable.
Current Marketing Year Statistics
|Marketing Year:||09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022|
|Total U.S. Soy Sustainable Allocation:||74,409,300.0 metric tons|
|Total Verified Shipments:||600|
|Total Verified Weight Shipped:||4,456,676.2 metric tons|
SES Process To Calculate
Availability Of Sustainable U.S. Soy
- SES will perform an annual calculation of marketing year availability of sustainable U.S. soy based primarily on data from USDA.
- Marketing year starts on September 1 each year.
- Marketing year is the same for all soy products.
Sustainable U.S soy calculation is based on participation in U.S. farm program. Currently 95% of U.S. farms participate.
- Thus USDA supply estimates/final supply data will be multiplied by 0.95 to determine U.S. sustainable soy supply.
Future marketing year inventory allocations are available on March 1 (six months in advance of marketing year start date of September 1).
- First annual calculation of U.S. soy production for a upcoming marketing year is based on USDA projection as documented in USDA Agricultural Baseline Projection in February.
- 70% of February USDA estimate will be used as an allowance for reduced harvest.
- Additional updates to estimates are based on U.S. soy production projections in USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) as published in May, July, September, November.
- Final supply of sustainable U.S. soy for marketing year will be based on January WASDE report at 100% of production.
- All allocations and certificates are in metric tons only.
- Certificates can be issued for 60 days after soy has shipped.
Board of Managers
The Soy Export Sustainability LLC’s Board of Managers is comprised of seven representatives. Members include the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) Chair, who is designated as the Chair of the Board of Managers, three more members of the USSEC Board, one representative from North American Export Grains Association, one representative from the National Oilseed Processors Association, and one representative from the National Grain and Feed Association.Learn More
The Advisory Committee is made up of representatives from a broad cross-section of stakeholders in the U.S. soybean industry. The Advisory Committee assists the board in making strategic recommendations regarding the U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) and SSAP-RED.Learn More
Current Active Companies
|1||Adams Grain Co. Inc||ARBUCKLE, CA|
|2||AG PROCESSING INC.||Omaha, NE|
|3||Agrex Inc||OVERLAND PARK, KS|
|4||Ameropa North America||Tampa, FL|
|5||ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND||ama, LA|
|6||Beanstalk||Webster Groves, MO|
|7||Benson Hill||St Louis, MO|
|8||BLUE HORIZON INC.||Redwood City, CA|
|9||Bluegrass Farms of Ohio, Inc.||Jeffersonville, OH|
|10||Brushvale Soy Products, LLC||Breckenridge, MN|
|12||C&D (USA) Inc.||Oak Brook, IL|
|13||Cargill, Inc.||Saint Louis, MO|
|14||CHS||Inver Grove Heights, MN|
|15||Citizens LLC||Charlotte, MI|
|16||CJ IA USA Corp||Chicago, IL|
|17||Clarkson Grain Co., Inc||Cerro Gordo, IL|
|18||COFCO International Grains US LLC||Chicago, IL|
|19||Consolidated Grain and Barge, Co.||Covington, LA|
|20||DG Global||Centralia, KS|
|21||EGT, LLC||PORTLAND, OR|
|22||Eric Gibson||Chesterfield, MO|
|23||Everbest Organics, Inc.||Munger, MI|
|24||FCStone Merchant Services LLC||Kansas City, MO|
|25||Fornazor International, Inc.||Hillsdale, NJ|
|26||Frey P/S||Florham Park, NJ|
|27||Gavilon Grain LLC||Omaha, NE|
|28||Global Processing inc||Kanawha, IA|
|29||Grain Millers Inc.||Eden Prairie, MN|
|30||Granum Group LLC.||New York, NY|
|31||HC International||Fargo, ND|
|32||International Feed||Excelsior, MN|
|33||IOM Grain LLC||Portland, IN|
|34||JB Global Co LLC||Burnsville, MN|
|35||KG Agri Products, Inc.||Marysville, OH|
|36||Knewtson Soy Products, LLC||Good Thunder, MN|
|37||Lansing Trade Group, LLC||Overland Park, KS|
|38||Leland Farmers Company||Leland, IL|
|39||Louis Dreyfus Company||Wilton, CT|
|40||Merus, LLC||MINNEAPOLIS, MN|
|41||Michigan Agricultural Commodities||Breckenridge, MI|
|42||Midwest Ag Enterprises Inc.||Marshall, MN|
|43||Mills Bros. International, Inc.||Seattle, WA|
|44||Montague Farms, Inc.||Center Cross, VA|
|45||NeCo Seed Farms Inc||Garden City, MO|
|46||NORAG LLC||BUCYRUS, KS|
|47||Northwest Grains International, LLC||Minneapolis, MN|
|48||Owensboro Grain Company||Owensboro, KY|
|49||Pacificor, LLC||Portland, OR|
|50||Patagonia Global Corp||Miami, FL|
|51||Perdue Agribusiness Grain LLC||Salisbury MD, MD|
|52||Perdue Agribusiness LLC||Salisbury, MD|
|53||Peterson Farms Seed||Harwood, ND|
|54||Pipeline Foods LLC||Hope, MN|
|55||Prairie AquaTech Manufacturing||Sioux Falls, SD|
|56||Prairie Creek Grain Company, Inc.||Elwood, IL|
|57||Richland IFC, Inc.||Breckenridge, MN|
|58||SB&B Foods, LLC||Casselton, ND|
|59||Schwartz Farms||Cortland, OH|
|60||Sevita International||Inkerman, MN|
|61||SMD Products Company LLC||Pevely, MO|
|62||South Dakota Soybean Processors||Volga, SD|
|63||Soyko International, Inc. DBA Circle C Seeds||Gary, MN|
|64||Star of the West Milling Co||Frankenmuth, MI|
|65||Steven J. Speck Ltd.||Bowling Green, OH|
|66||Stone Arch Commodities||Minneapolis, MN|
|67||Stonebridge LTD.||Cedar Falls, IA|
|68||The Andersons, Inc.||Overland Park, KS|
|69||The Delong Co., Inc.||Clinton, WI|
|70||The Redwood Group, LLC||Mission, KS|
|71||The Scoular Company||Minneapolis, MN|
|72||Traverse Intermodal Solutions||Cincinnati, OH|
|73||United Grain Corporation||Vancouver Wa, WA|
|74||US Commodities||Minneapolis, MN|
|75||US Nisshin Shokai||Schaumburg, IL|
|76||USSEC TEST||Chesterfield, MO|
|77||VITERRA USA LLC||St Louis Park, MN|
|78||Wheaton Grain Inc.||Chippewa Falls, WI|
|79||World Food Processing||Randolph, MN|
|80||Zeeland Farm Services, Inc.||Zeeland, MI|
|81||Zen-Noh Grain Corporation||Covington, LA|
|82||ZFS Creston, LLC||Creston, IA|
|83||ZFS Ithaca||Ithaca, MI|