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

ASA Returns to Roots on Aug. 4 to Celebrate 100 Years of Advocating for Soy Growers

July 8, 2020

July 8, 2020. St. Louis, Mo. The American Soybean Association (ASA) will celebrate a century of soybean advocacy this summer with a return to the site where it all began. ASA was formed when brothers Taylor, Noah and Finis Fouts hosted the first Corn Belt Soybean Field Day at their Soyland Farms operation in Camden,... Keep Reading

House, Senate Defense Bills Include ASA-Backed Nutrition Provisions

July 9, 2020

Both the House and Senate Armed Services committees have recently passed their 2021 National Defense Authorization Act bills. Each include language supported by ASA that would provide for public comment when issuing food ingredient prohibitions. This issue stems from a 2017 notice that abruptly prohibited several commonly used ingredients, including soy protein products, from military... Keep Reading

Cambodian Aquaculturalist Association Holds First Official Board Meeting

July 9, 2020

The ASA/WISHH-supported Cambodian Aquaculturalist Association (CAA) Board of Directors held its first meeting July 2 after receiving its official registration from the Royal Government of Cambodia Ministry of Interior. The launch and development of the association is key to WISHH’s strategy under the USDA-funded Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST) Cambodia project. CAA’s membership... Keep Reading