Leader Letter

University of Illinois’ Farmdoc to Conduct Weekly Webinars on Farm Bill Decision Tools

To provide growers with better and more complete information on the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill, the Farmdoc program at the University of Illinois … Read More »

ASA Continues Urging President Obama to Make China’s Biotech Approvals Process Priority at APEC Summit

As part of the ongoing effort by ASA and the U.S. Biotech Crops Alliance to elevate the importance of market access for agriculture in China, … Read More »

EPA Releases Analysis Questioning Benefits of Neonicotinoids

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency released an analysis of studies on the efficacy of neonicotinoid seed treatments in soybean production, specifically questioning the benefits … Read More »

Soy Growers: APH Provision a ‘Lifeline’ for Farmers Impacted by Weather, Disasters

A new provision included in the 2014 Farm Bill has the potential to be a “lifeline” for farmers following crop losses due to severe weather … Read More »

ASA Pushes for Swift Approval of New Labor Agreement

ASA and several other members of the West Coast Port Labor Negations Coalition sent a letter this week calling for International Longshore and Warehouse Union … Read More »

ASA Comments on Gulf Fishery Aquaculture Rule

ASA has submitted comments to the Federal Register supporting the Fishery Management Plan developed by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. “ASA is pleased … Read More »

ASA Seeks Candidates for SOY Scholarship

ASA is looking for high school seniors interested in pursuing agriculture in college. The Secure Optimal Yield (SOY) Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time scholarship award … Read More »

Succession Planning: Whose Responsibility Is It?

Not mine, theirs or yours: three dissimilar ways of approaching the succession planning process. Which way do you see it? An attitude of “not mine” … Read More »

Deadline Approaching: Nominate Leaders Who Have Given All to Promoting Soybean Success

What better way to say thank you to someone who has dedicated their career or volunteered their time to promoting the soybean industry and membership, … Read More »

Illinois Soybean Farmer Answers 100 Bushel Challenge

Information provided by Illinois Soybean Association. For Dan Arkels, Peru, Ill., it has turned out to be more than a great year.  He recently harvested … Read More »