The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board recently announced that Robert Petter of De Valls Bluff was appointed by the USDA to serve on the United Soybean Board (USB). Petter will represent Arkansas during a three-year term as a newly appointed farmer-leader on the board. Petter is one of 78 farmer-leaders serving USB, which is authorized by the Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act. A total of 29 states, in addition to the Eastern and Western regions, are represented by the board members. The number of seats on the board is determined based on bushels produced in their region. Members of the board must be soybean farmers nominated by a Qualified State Soybean Board (QSSB).