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American Soybean Association Applauds House Passage of Farm Bill

After weeks of negotiations hinging not just on differences over nutrition support programs, but also on immigration policy, the House of Representatives passed its version of a new farm bill on a 213-211 vote. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 would replace the current Agricultural Act of 2014 when it expires at the end … Read More »

Trade Update: Tariff Feud with China Escalates, Soy Growers Suffer

America’s soy growers are lined up even more precisely in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump’s contentious tariff confrontation with China. What happened? Trump announced Monday, that $200 billion in additional Chinese goods will be hit with a 10 percent tariff, deepening the likely free fall in prices that producers of soy and soy products … Read More »

Soy Growers Urge Senate Support for Export Programs

As the Senate continues to work on the farm bill, Sens. Angus King (I-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) are circulating a Dear Colleague letter asking the Senate Agriculture Committee’s leaders to support and increase the funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) export programs, including the Foreign Market Development Program (FMD).  This week, soy … Read More »

U.S. Soy Growers Attend Soybean Oil Mission in Mexico

U.S. soy growers recently headed to Mexico for a U.S. soybean oil mission, where the focus was U.S. commodity and high oleic soybean oils. While on the mission, American Soybean Association (ASA) President John Heisdorffer, along with U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) staff, and United Soybean Board (USB) Director Mark Caspers, participated in Exphotel, the … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Hosts Farmer Leaders in Central America

This week the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program hosted a group of farmer, state staff and industry leaders in El Salvador and Guatemala. The group met with a variety of soy food processing companies importing both U.S. soybeans and U.S. soy flour, and learned about new soy-based … Read More »