The USCA is the only U.S. agricultural organization representing all industry segments, including farmers, processors, food manufacturers, exporters, seed companies and crop protection companies. Board members include canola growers and industry representatives, combining complementary views that shape and benefit the association. Each membership segment has an equal voice in policy development and together they form a broader base for action on legislative, research and regulatory issues.
Among producer board members, all five U.S. canola growing regions are represented, including North Central (N.D., S.D., Minn., and Wisc.), Great Plains (Okla., Kan., Texas, Colo., Mo., Calif., Nev., Neb., Ariz., and N.M.), Pacific Northwest (Wash., Ore., Idaho, Mont., Wy., and Utah), South (Ark., Tenn., N.C., La., Miss., Ala., Ga., S.C. and Fla.) and Midwest (Ill., Mich., Ind., Iowa, Ky., Ohio, W.V., Va., Pa., N.Y., Vt., N.H., Maine, Conn., Del., Md., Mass., N.J., and R.I.).