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

Business Leaders from Three Continents Form WISHH’s Largest Summer Trade Team

August 17, 2023

Key business representatives from prominent soy food companies and distributors across three continents comprised the largest trade team delegation for ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health Program this year. Company leaders from Latin America, Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa joined the Northern Crops Institute’s INTSOY trade team to explore multiple options for incorporating U.S.... 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