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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 »

Soy Growers Push for Biodiesel Tax Credit in D.C.

ASA Directors serving on the Biodiesel & Infrastructure Advocacy Team participated in more than 30 meetings with targeted congressional offices this week to push for a multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit. Several of the directors also participated in meetings with key Administration officials on the importance of maintaining anti-dumping and counter-vailing duties on … Read More »

U.S. Soy Sets Export Record in Market Year

Farmer investments in international markets produced strong results in the 2017-18 marketing year, despite trade dynamics developing as the export period closed. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. soybean farmers exported a record-breaking 2.6 billion bushels of U.S. soy and soy products, valued at more than $28 billion last market year. The U.S. also … Read More »