ASA Action Partnership (ASAAP)

ASAAP-Group

ASAAP group views Biltmore vineyards during farm tour in North Carolina.

The ASA Action Partnership (ASAAP) is now entering its fourth successful year. ASA, state affiliates, state and national soybean checkoff organizations and industry are strategic partners in pursuing and protecting the interest of U.S. soybean grower’s ability to farm profitably.

We realize that significant opportunities exist as well as increasing challenges and issues for all stakeholders along the value chain. Not only are they increasing across many areas, they are becoming more complex. And in many cases there exists well-funded opposition to support their agenda on these issues that impact the role of modern production agriculture and the freedom to operate for our soybean growers.

In 2011, ASA reshaped the former Agri Business Council to form ASAAP. ASAAP was developed to create a new level of communication and commitment between stakeholders for building a stronger soybean industry. Our objective is to redefine the connection between ASA and its industry partnership to secure the future of the U.S. soybean industry.

ASAAP is a collaborative effort of all agriculture industry sectors that have a stake in the growth of the soybean industry. This includes state and national checkoff organizations, soybean processors and exporters, technology providers, seed companies, crop protection companies, ag equipment and transportation companies.

ASAAP’s role is to:

  • Identify and address the challenges and issues facing our industry
  • Develop an action strategy and allocate necessary resources to achieve the strategic objectives and goals

As a member of the ASAAP, your organization will have up to two individuals to participate in all meetings. The Partnership includes the ASA Executive Committee and other ASAAP member organization leaders. ASAAP will conduct two meetings, one of the meetings is an annual meeting/retreat for strategic visioning and planning for next program year and another semi-annual meeting for plan review and progress.

State QSSB Members

  • Illinois Soybean Board
  • Indiana Soybean Alliance
  • Iowa Soybean Association
  • Kansas Soybean Commission
  • Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
  • Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
  • New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association
  • North Carolina Soybean Producers Association
  • North Dakota Soybean Council
  • Ohio Soybean Council
  • Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board

Corporate and National Organization Members

  • ADM
  • AGCO Corporation
  • BASF
  • Bayer CropScience
  • Dow AgroSciences
  • FMC
  • Monsanto
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • Syngenta
  • United Soybean Board
  • U.S. Soybean Export Council
State QSSB Members

  • Illinois Soybean Board
  • Indiana Soybean Alliance
  • Iowa Soybean Association
  • Kansas Soybean Commission
  • Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board
  • Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
  • Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council
  • New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association
  • North Carolina Soybean Producers Association
  • North Dakota Soybean Council
  • Ohio Soybean Council
  • South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council
  • Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board
  • Texas Soybean Board
  • Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board

Corporate and National Organization Members

  • ADM
  • AGCO Corporation
  • BASF
  • Bayer CropScience
  • Dow AgroSciences
  • FMC
  • Monsanto
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • Syngenta
  • United Soybean Board

Tentative 2015 meeting dates are March 11 and Aug. 26 – 28.