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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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

Farmers for Soil Health Awarded $95 Million USDA Climate-Smart Ag Grant

September 15, 2022

Grant will facilitate program to advance cover crops and conservation tillage in 20 states. ST. LOUIS (Sept. 15, 2022) — USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program announced it will award Farmers for Soil Health (FSH) a $95 million grant. With this award, FSH will launch a program to advance the adoption of cover crops and... Keep Reading

USDA Surprises with Latest Production Report

September 15, 2022

By Scott Gerlt • ASA Chief Economist USDA released a U.S. Production report and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) on September 12. The new data showed drops in area and yield for many crops, including soybeans. Area harvested for the new U.S. soy crop dropped from 87.2 to 86.6 million acres, and yields... Keep Reading

Economist’s Angle: What’s in the Inflation Reduction Act for Soybeans?

September 1, 2022

By Scott Gerlt  • ASA Chief Economist  In the world of economic policy, IRA no longer stands for just “Individual Retirement Account,” but also “Inflation Reduction Act.” This package, signed into law by President Biden September 16, was passed by Congress through budget reconciliation, a method that carries extra restrictions affecting the content and funding... Keep Reading