Organized in 1930, The National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA), a national trade association, represents the U.S. soybean, canola, flaxseed, safflower seed and sunflower seed, crushing industries. NOPA’s membership also includes associate members that are consumers of vegetable oil or oilseed meal, including oil refiners, mixed feed manufacturers and meat and poultry customers.
NOPA represents 12 companies that are engaged in the production of food, feed, and renewable fuels from oilseeds. NOPA’s member companies process more than 1.8 billion bushels of soybeans annually at 65 plants located in 21 states throughout the country — including 60 plants that process soybeans, accounting for approximately 94% of all soybeans that are processed (crushed) in the United States.
A member-driven trade association, NOPA represents its members’ interests in the areas of trading rules; international trade matters; and federal legislative, regulatory and biotechnology policies. On behalf of the U.S. oilseed processing industry, NOPA advocates for an efficient global supply chain system, by providing leadership through education, information and market-based solutions to policymakers and trade negotiators; growers; customers; suppliers; and global oilseed organizations.