Weekly News

Trade Update: Tariff Feud with China Escalates, Soy Growers Suffer

America’s soy growers are lined up even more precisely in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump’s contentious tariff confrontation with China. What happened? Trump announced Monday, that $200 billion in additional Chinese goods will be hit with a 10 percent tariff, deepening the likely free fall in prices that producers of soy and soy products … Read More »

Soy Growers Urge Senate Support for Export Programs

As the Senate continues to work on the farm bill, Sens. Angus King (I-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) are circulating a Dear Colleague letter asking the Senate Agriculture Committee’s leaders to support and increase the funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) export programs, including the Foreign Market Development Program (FMD).  This week, soy … Read More »

U.S. Soy Growers Attend Soybean Oil Mission in Mexico

U.S. soy growers recently headed to Mexico for a U.S. soybean oil mission, where the focus was U.S. commodity and high oleic soybean oils. While on the mission, American Soybean Association (ASA) President John Heisdorffer, along with U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) staff, and United Soybean Board (USB) Director Mark Caspers, participated in Exphotel, the … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Hosts Farmer Leaders in Central America

This week the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program hosted a group of farmer, state staff and industry leaders in El Salvador and Guatemala. The group met with a variety of soy food processing companies importing both U.S. soybeans and U.S. soy flour, and learned about new soy-based … Read More »

Myanmar, Cambodian Processors See Benefits of U.S. Soybeans

Northern Crops Institute (NCI) Food Scientist Dr. Zach Liu spent the past two weeks working with eight soymilk and tofu companies in Myanmar and Cambodia on the benefits of using U.S. food grade soybeans. Through a competitive bidding process, three U.S. exporters provided seven soybean varieties that were shipped in February through the U.S. Department … Read More »

Seeking Applicants for the 2018-19 Young Leader Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont are seeking applicants for the 2018-19 Young Leader Program. The Young Leader Program, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™ and ASA, is a two-phase educational program for actively farming individuals and couples who are passionate about the future possibilities of agriculture. The women and men … Read More »

ASA Now Seeking Nominations for Annual Soy Recognition Awards

The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to recognize exceptional soy volunteers and leaders—and we need your help. During ASA’s annual awards banquet, individuals will be recognized and honored for state association volunteerism, distinguished leadership achievements and long-term, significant contributions to the soybean industry. The nomination period is open through Oct. 15, 2018. The Recognition Awards … Read More »

Soy Growers in Middle of Tariff Feud with China Stand to Suffer Most

America’s soy growers are lined up even more precisely in the crosshairs of President Trump’s contentious tariff confrontation with China. President Trump announced Monday that $200 billion in additional Chinese goods will be hit with a 10 percent tariff, deepening the likely free fall in prices that producers of soy and soy products are feeling … Read More »

Trump’s $50 Billion Tariff Announcement Harsh Reality for Soybean Growers

Weeks of speculation have ended with new anxiety for growers of America’s leading agricultural export: President Trump announced today he is indeed levying 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese products under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. This decision not only inflames trade tensions between the two countries, but also means … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Partners from Ghana Join Kansas State Feed Training

The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) sent two poultry producers from Ghana to Kansas State University (KSU) to participate in the International Grains Program Institute Feed Manufacturing Short Course on June 11-14, 2018. Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded AMPLIFIES Ghana project, ASA/WISHH is improving Ghana’s poultry … Read More »