The New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association is a grassroots organization representing corn and soybean producers' interests. The Association works to develop and expand markets, educate members and consumers and enhance public policy for corn and soybean growers in the Empire State. The Association sponsors research on corn and soybean production, utilization, and marketing; and hosts educational programs on management, production, and marketing. The Association is also a Qualified State Soybean Board and administers New York's soybean checkoff.
The New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association has served as the Qualified State Soybean Board (QSSB) for New York farmers as part of the national soy checkoff program since 2010. The farmer-driven board oversees and manages New York's share of funds received from the checkoff program. Through the checkoff, each soybean farmer contributes one-half of 1 percent of the price of each bushel at the first point of sale. The NYCSGA-Soybean Checkoff keeps one-half of the checkoff funds collected to conduct state-specific soy research and promotion activities on farmers’ behalf.