News Releases

ASA Introduces New Class of DuPont Young Leaders

St. Louis, MO (December 13, 2017) The 34th class of American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young leaders recently began their leadership journey at DuPont Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa. The Johnston training session was the first phase of a program designed to identify new and aspiring leaders within the agriculture community and provide them with … Read More »

Heisdorffer Assumes Presidency of ASA; Moore Moves to Chairman; Stephens Elected Vice President

John Heisdorffer of Keota, Iowa, will serve as the 2018 president of the American Soybean Association, following a vote of the ASA board this morning in St. Louis. Heisdorffer raises soybeans, corn and hogs with his wife, Deanna and son Chris. “There is a so much facing the soybean industry today, and I am very … Read More »

Soybean Producers Respond to Withdrawal of Biotech Rule

In response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s withdrawal of its proposed rule to overhaul federal regulation on biotechnology and plant breeding innovations like gene editing, American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Illinois farmer Ron Moore issued the following statement: “USDA’s withdrawal of the proposed rule is both a positive and a negative for soybean … Read More »

Soy Growers Respond to FDA Action on Heart Health Claim

The American Soybean Association (ASA) issued a statement Monday in response to indications from the Food and Drug Administration that the agency will revoke the unqualified health claim regarding soy protein and coronary heart disease (CHD). ASA President and Illinois farmer Ron Moore reiterated the ability of soy protein to contribute to heart health: “In … Read More »

ASA Welcomes ARC-CO Improvement Act

WASHINGTON (October 25, 2017)— The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed legislation introduced this week by Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), which supports and strengthens the county Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC-CO) program. “ARC-CO is of great importance to soy growers, who signed up over 90 percent of soybean acres in the program,” said … Read More »

ASA Applauds Congressional Letters on RFS, Submits Comments to EPA

WASHINGTON (October 20, 2017) — The American Soybean Association today applauded the many Senators and House members who signed letters to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt urging more robust volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and expressing concern with the EPA Notice of Data Availability (NODA) that contemplates reductions in biodiesel and … Read More »

ASA Supports Congressional Letter’s Charge to Foster Ag Innovation

WASHINGTON (October 20, 2017)— On Tuesday, October 17th, a bipartisan group of 79 Members of Congress sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, urging agencies responsible for regulating biotechnology to coordinate and advance policies and strategies that promote innovation in … Read More »

ASA Opens CEO Search Following Censky’s Departure

With today’s swearing-in of Steve Censky as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, the American Soybean Association (ASA) officially opens the search for its next chief executive officer, ASA President Ron Moore said today. “ASA has been a constant voice for soybean farmers, and as we approach our centennial, we will need a steady, assertive and visionary … Read More »

EPA Action Would Break President’s Promises on Protecting the RFS

Efforts underway from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to scale back the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) would break repeated promises by President Donald Trump to protect the RFS. As part of a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) published by the agency on Oct. 4, EPA signaled that it is contemplating reducing proposed RFS volumes, … Read More »

ASA Steps up Urgency in Search for Answers on Dicamba Damage

As nationwide reports of dicamba-related damage to soybeans and other crops continue to climb, American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Illinois farmer Ron Moore reiterated the association’s commitment to find a solution to the issue: “This issue isn’t going away—in fact, it’s only getting worse. There are now a reported 2,242 complaints affecting 3.1 million … Read More »