News Releases

Soybean Growers Relieved to Hear Positive Trade News from G20

The American Soybean Association (ASA) was pleased to hear positive reports from the G20 Summit Saturday night that President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have potentially agreed to deescalate the current trade friction by not raising tariffs further while negotiations continue. According to a White House statement, China has also agreed to purchase more … Read More »

EPA Announces Biodiesel and Advanced Biofuels Volumes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the biomass-based diesel and advanced biofuels volumes will be increased above previous year levels, which is good news for the soybean industry. The increase, however, is mitigated by the absence of reallocation of the significant gallons that were waived under exemptions issued previously by EPA to … Read More »

Midterms Over, Soy Looks to Future with Hopes of New Farm Bill

The polls are closed, the votes are in. No matter the final tally of D’s or R’s, the soybean industry is eager to work with the new Congress in January and, meantime, see the 115th Congress conclude with a successful swan song, one note of which it hopes is a new farm bill. Agriculture has … Read More »

Continuing Momentum of Free Trade Agreements Welcome News for Soybean Growers

Trade negotiations are officially on the horizon with the European Union, Japan and the United Kingdom, continuing the momentum generated by a bilateral deal with South Korea (KORUS) and a renegotiated NAFTA agreement with Mexico and Canada, now the USMCA. The American Soybean Association (ASA) has consistently requested a negotiated solution to the trade war … Read More »

New ‘NAFTA’ Announced: Soybean Growers Pleased Administration has Reached Deal with Canada and Mexico

The Administration’s announcement that it has reached an agreement with Canada, bringing to fruition a trilateral trade agreement including Mexico, is welcome news for soy growers. Once approved by Congress, a finalized U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement will bring stability back to the North American markets. Under NAFTA, U.S. soy exports to Canada and Mexico were almost $3 … Read More »

WISHH Protein Workshop Participants Predict Increased Trade with U.S.

Participants in ASA/WISHH’s Affordable Protein Supply: Solving the Institutional Meals Puzzle Workshop foresee increased trade with the United States as a result of WISHH’s event. WISHH convened the Indiana Soybean Alliance-supported Workshop at Purdue University in August and participant survey results are in, showing potential for increased inclusion of U.S. soy in institutional meals abroad. … Read More »

Escalating Trade War with China Will Increase Damage to American Soybean Farmers

The Administration’s decision to impose 10 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports—and China’s subsequent retaliation on $60 billion of U.S. products—deepens and prolongs the trade war between the two countries, posing even more adverse consequences for American soybean farmers. Davie Stephens, a soybean grower from Clinton, Kentucky, and American Soybean Association … Read More »

American Soybean Association Seeks Candidates for Soy Scholarship

The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to give a scholarship to a high school senior interested in pursuing agriculture. The Soy Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time award presented to a high school senior who plans to pursue agriculture as an area of study at any accredited college or university in the 2019-20 academic year. The … Read More »

Monarch Support Coming to ASA’s Social Pages in September

While trade issues remain top priority for the soy industry, the American Soybean Association (ASA) is taking a moment this fall to illuminate the importance of monarch habitat in its overall conservation efforts, which include soil and water quality, and pollinator preservation. Starting September 5 and running through October 5, ASA’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook … Read More »

Soybean Farmers Applaud Plan to Address Short-Term Tariff Impact

Soybean Farmers Applaud Plan to Address Short-Term Tariff Impact Growers to receive payments for 2018 production to offset impact of China tariff U.S. soybean farmers reacted positively to the release by the U.S. Department of Agriculture of details for a plan to offset the short-term impact of tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports, including a 25 … Read More »