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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.

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Houston: Home of the Astros, Astronauts—& ASA!!!

February 20, 2024

Okay, maybe Houston is not the permanent home of the American Soybean Association, but it is for three glorious days during the 2024 Commodity Classic, “New Frontiers in Agriculture!” As you pack for Houston and plan your 2024 Commodity Classic schedule, we hope you’ll take note of some of the various opportunities to engage with... 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