Chester County Farmer Reappointed to United Soybean Board

12/14/2013 7:00 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Chester County soybean grower William Beam of Elverson, Pa., was reappointed as a director of the United Soybean Board.

Beam, who also serves as chairman of the Pennsylvania Soybean Board, is one of 70 directors of the United Soybean Board. Jim Musser, a soybean grower in Mount Joy, Pa., also serves as a USB director representing Pennsylvania growers.

With the growth in soybean acres, the USB added a new farmer-leader to the USB board, bringing the total number of members to 70.

That new director, from Mississippi, was sworn in with 12 other new and 22 reappointed directors at USB’s annual meeting in St. Louis on Dec. 6. The board then elected Jim Call, a soybean farmer from Madison, Minn., as its chairman in 2014.

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