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Leadership At Its Best: Farmers Train in Ag Issues, Media and Advocacy

ASA farmer-leaders from eight states participated in Syngenta’s new Leadership At Its Best program last week in Raleigh, N.C. and the Washington, D.C. area. Participants in the new format for this program had the opportunity to interact with leaders from several other agricultural organizations who also attended the event. The leaders received training in several areas, … Read More »

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Will Be Keynote Speaker of 2019 Commodity Classic

Commodity Classic is one of the largest agriculture industry events, with close to 10 thousand attendees annually the past three years.  Perdue will speak during the General Session, which is open to registered event attendees and is scheduled for Friday, March 1, at 9:00 a.m. at the Orange County Convention Center. Secretary Perdue is expected … Read More »

ASA Supports Infrastructure Investment at Waterways Council Meeting, Hill Visits

ASA participated in the Waterways Council Inc.(WCI) board meeting, policy seminar, and Hill visits this week, in support of increasing investment in inland waterways and accelerating completion of projects vital to the transportation of soybeans and our global competitiveness. ASA CEO Ryan Findlay and Washington Representative Tom Hance heard USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue deliver the … Read More »

Soy Growers Planning to Apply Dicamba Must Go Through Training

A mandatory training is required for growers using dicamba or auxin-type products in their fields. Growers must participate in training before applying the following products in 2019. In November 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made enhancements to Monsanto’s* XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology, BASF’s Engenia® and DuPont’s FeXapan™ product label. One update for these … Read More »

Biotech Working Group Discusses the Future of Regulation & Market Acceptance Challenges

ASA’s Biotech Working Group recently met in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues impacting the biotech industry and farming. The Biotech Working Group includes representatives from industry biotech trait providers, along with farmer-leaders and staff from ASA, USB and USSEC. The meeting began with a panel of speakers from USDA, FDA and EPA, providing their perspectives … Read More »