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 Celebrating 2024 Conservation Legacy Award Winners

February 27, 2024

The American Soybean Association congratulates this year’s regional winners of the 2024 Conservation Legacy Award. Brad and Joyce Doyle, Weiner, Arkansas (Southern Region) Jacob Kaderly, Monticello, Wisconsin (Upper Midwest Region) Donald Morse, Birch Run, Michigan (Northeast Region) Chris Von Holten, Walnut, Illinois (Midwest Region) These impressive winners will be recognized at the annual ASA Awards... 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

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