The American Soybean Association (ASA) represents U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international policy issues important to the soybean industry. ASA has 26 affiliated state associations representing 30 soybean-producing states and more than 500,000 soybean farmers.
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American Soybean Association Expanding Staff in D.C. & St. Louis

November 22, 2023

Washington, D.C. Nov. 22, 2023. The American Soybean Association is expanding its staff in both the D.C. policy office and the St. Louis headquarters to meet the growing needs of the soybean industry. Joining the advocacy team for the national soy group is Carson Fort, who starts Nov. 28 in the second of two newly... Keep Reading

Title I Adjustments Could Enhance Effectiveness of the Farm Safety Net: Part II

September 7, 2023

By Scott Gerlt • ASA Chief Economist   The agricultural safety net programs are intended to help producers remain solvent during adverse conditions. Title I of the farm bill contains programs in particular that are designed to mitigate structural risk. The 2019 crop year provided a stress test for the soybean sector as a trade war... Keep Reading

Economist’s Angle: Ain’t No River High Enough

August 10, 2023

By Kelsey Story • Guest Author/ASA Economics Intern  There is a major weather phenomenon that occurs every few years that changes weather patterns all over the world. While La Nina and El Nino mostly affect South American countries, which indirectly affects U.S. trade, there are also direct weather impacts that occur in the U.S. during... Keep Reading