The US Soy Family, which includes the American Soybean Association, United Soybean Board, and US Soybean Export Council, has supported a survey of the quality of the US soybean crop since 1986. This survey is intended to provide new crop quality data to aid international customers with their purchasing decisions. The survey also serves as a benchmark for US soybean quality and as an important jumping off point for investigating genetic, cultural, and environmental inpats on soybean quality. For this presentation, the survey will provide the platform for discussions about factors affecting soybean quality and trade-offs between seed constituents. A discussion of alternative measures of soybean quality will be an important component of this presentation.