News Releases

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 »

ASA Supports CREAATE Act in Senate

American Soybean Association (ASA) Vice President John Heisdorffer signaled the association’s strong support today for legislation that would double the funding for the Foreign Market Development program and the Market Access Programs, two federal cost-share efforts at the core of the soybean industry’s overseas market development work. Heisdorffer, who farms in Keota, Iowa, welcomed the … Read More »

ECJ Ruling on Member State GMO Bans a Victory over the Precautionary Principle

The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed news yesterday that the European Court of Justice ruled EU member state governments cannot ban cultivation of genetically engineered crops in the absence of scientific evidence of risk to human health. ASA President Ron Moore, a soybean farmer from Roseville, Ill., issued the following statement on the ruling: “From … Read More »

ASA Supports Nominations of Northey, Ibach to USDA Under Secretary Posts

The American Soybean Association (ASA) announced its support for the nominations of Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey and Nebraska Agriculture Director Greg Ibach to serve the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation and Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, respectively. “Bill has been an exceptional public servant … Read More »

Application Deadline for Conservation Legacy Awards Extended to Sept. 15

Share the story of how conservation is part of your farm operation, and you could be recognized with a Conservation Legacy Award at the next Commodity Classic, Feb. 27 – March 1, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. This program showcases farm management practices of U.S. soybean producers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable. If you’re … Read More »

ASA Warns White House Against Misguided Withdrawal from KORUS

In response to indications that the White House is preparing a withdrawal from the free trade agreement between the United States and South Korea as early as Tuesday, the American Soybean Association issued a stern warning that withdrawal from the pact, and the larger strategy of brinkmanship with regard to trade agreements by the White … Read More »

ASA Asks EPA to Increase Biodiesel RFS Volumes

In comments submitted to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt today, the American Soybean Association (ASA) urged EPA to increase the volumes for biomass-based diesel to 2.5 billion gallons for 2019, an increase of 400 million gallons over the levels in the EPA proposal, yet still below the amount utilized in the U.S. … Read More »

Catch ASA and Kubota if You Can at Farm Progress 2017!

Next week, the American Soybean Association’s top three leaders will be available at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill., to talk trade, Farm Bill, biodiesel, regulation, transportation and the broad range of policy issues facing soybean farmers today. Also, thanks to our partners at Kubota, ASA President Ron Moore, Vice President John Heisdorffer … Read More »