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

ASA Elects 2023 Executive Committee, Welcomes 13 New Board Members

December 8, 2022

St. Louis, MO. Dec. 8, 2022. During its annual meeting in St. Louis this week, the American Soybean Association elected the leaders who will guide the organization through the coming year’s top advocacy priorities, including the much-anticipated 2023 Farm Bill, among other policy issues. Daryl Cates (IL), who previously served as ASA vice president, will... Keep Reading

Economist’s Angle: Transportation Issues Challenge Soybean Exports

December 1, 2022

By Scott Gerlt • ASA Chief Economist Soybeans are the United States’ top agricultural export with over $27 billion in exports in 2021. About half of the soybean crop is exported as whole soybeans. Trade is a critical driver of value in soybean markets and translates directly into farmers’ bottom lines. The impacts of this... Keep Reading

Economist’s Angle: The Shrinking Farm Bill Safety Net

October 20, 2022

By Scott Gerlt  • ASA Chief Economist  The first title of the farm bill provides programs to serve as a safety net for farmers. Agricultural producers can face large annual fluctuations in income due to uncontrollable and unpredictable circumstances. The farm bill programs are largely designed to provide support during adverse years, so producers can... Keep Reading