The United Soybean Board (USB) shall be composed of soybean producers appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture in accordance with Sec. 1220.203 and 1220.204 of the Order. A producer may only be nominated by the state or unit in which that producer is a resident or producer. All appointments to the USB are for a term of three (3) years, unless the appointment is to fill out an unexpired term of a departing Director. Each year, usually April, the Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, will notify those states or units of any seats to be filled and ask for nominations. The USDA requires at least two (2) nominees for each vacancy on the Board. Nominations may be submitted in order of preference. Nominations are made by the Qualified State Soybean Board in the state, and only one such organization may be authorized per state.