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 300,000 soybean farmers.
Important Info!

Celebrate a Century of Soy!

The American Soybean Association is celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout 2020. Here’s a list of planned activities. And visit our special 100th anniversary website to see a timeline and photos of key events, photos of all ASA presidents since 1920, old photos of ASA state affiliate activities, congratulatory video messages, family farm bios from across the country, and more. 

What’s Happening at the American Soybean Association

Scroll here for quick links to hot topics, event previews and recaps, Soy Action Center, answers to common consumer questions and more.


Learn about our Key Issues

ASA continually works on a number of policy, trade and regulatory issues affecting the future of soy. Click on issues of interest for ASA’s position, background info, and information links.

Latest News

WISHH Launches New ‘Explainer’ Video in Five Languages

July 30, 2020

Watch WISHH’s new ‘explainer’ video to see how strategic partnerships with WISHH capture the potential for economic progress with soy protein in nutritious foods as well as feeds for poultry, fish and more. WISHH is making the video available in five languages (Burmese, English, French, Khmer, and Spanish), a new record for WISHH translations of... Keep Reading

ASA Officially Welcomes Staff Economist to the Team

July 23, 2020

Scott Gerlt joined the ASA team this week in the role of economist. Gerlt, who lives in Missouri, is based out of the ASA St. Louis office. Gerlt is highly regarded within agricultural economist circles for his policy work at the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), where he has more than 10 years... Keep Reading

WISHH’s USB Initiative Builds on USDA-Funded Market Assessments in Africa

July 23, 2020

WISHH is leveraging insights from new USDA-supported market assessments to guide its USB-funded Mobilizing Entrepreneurs to Expand U.S. Soy Utilization in Developing and Emerging Markets initiative in Africa. USDA-Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) funds supported WISHH conducting market assessments in three African countries: Burkina Faso, Kenya and Togo. Key findings include: Burkina Faso 100% of the... Keep Reading