MEETING THE DEMANDS OF A GROWING WORLD

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

ASA, WISHH & USSEC Welcome USDA FAS Regional Agricultural Promotion Program Funding

May 21, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2024 — The American Soybean Association, ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health program, and the U.S. Soybean Export Council welcome the funding announced today as part of the initial tranche of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Service’s Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP). This new source of funding... Keep Reading

Farm Bill Proposal Enhances Safety Net

May 21, 2024

By Scott Gerlt • ASA Chief Economist  Updated 5/21/24 Based on Legislative Text The farm bill renewal process is heating up. The last farm bill, passed in 2018, was set to expire in 2023. No draft legislative text was released last year for a new farm bill. Instead, the 2018 Farm Bill was extended into... Keep Reading

ASA Survey Shows Herbicide Strategy Compliance Difficult for Farmers

February 8, 2024

Scott Gerlt, PhD and Kyle Kunkler The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed several pesticide registration plans that could significantly affect farmers’ abilities to utilize herbicides. EPA is responsible for approving registrations on pesticides in the United States and has consistently been found by courts to have not properly evaluated the registrations’ effects on endangered species.... Keep Reading