Leader Letter

ASA Participates in Recent Precision Ag Events

This past summer, ASA became the first farmer-led organization to join the PrecisionAg Institute, an organization focused on advancing precision agriculture technology and its efficiency, … Read More »

Two Opportunities to Share Your Success Stories with Neonicotinoids

Over the past two weeks, ASA officers including President Ray Gaesser, Treasurer Richard Wilkins and Vice President Kevin Hoyer, testified on behalf of ASA at a series … Read More »

ASA Announces Syngenta as Premier Sponsor for Soy Social and Auction

ASA welcomes Syngenta as the Premier Sponsor for the 10th annual ASA Soy Social and Auction celebration at Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Ariz. this spring. … Read More »

Soybean Industry Maintains Strong Presence at National Biodiesel Board Membership Meeting

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) held a membership meeting this week in St. Louis, with a focus on several pending federal policy issues, emerging trade … Read More »

ASA Joins Coalition Letters on Tax Extenders and Urges Members to Keep Pressure on Congress During Lame Duck

As we prompted states and staff last week, ASA continues to urge all members to contact their senators and representatives to express our industry’s support … Read More »

ASA Welcomes Rep. Mike Conaway as House Agriculture Committee Chairman

The members of the House Republican Steering Committee announced this week that Rep. Mike Conaway, who represents the Permian Basin in West Central Texas, will … Read More »

Ice Leads to Early Closure of Upper Mississippi Shipping Season

Ice covered locks and dams near Minnesota are causing an early end to the shipping season on the upper Mississippi River today rather than early … Read More »

STC’s 5th Annual Railroad Report Card: Grain Shippers Rate Union Pacific Best Railroad Amid Widespread Frustration

Information provided by the Soy Transportation Coalition. The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) released its fifth annual Railroad Report Card last week and Union Pacific reclaimed … Read More »

Federal Judge Blocks Maui GMO Ban

Last week a federal judge said Maui County cannot implement a new law that would ban the use of genetically modified crops. Voters approved the … Read More »

CTIC Publishes Results of Cover Crop Survey

Earlier this year, ASA assisted the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) in the promotion of a survey to analyze farmers’ use and perceptions of cover … Read More »