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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Applications Now Open for 2025 ASA-Corteva Agriscience Young Leaders Program

July 15, 2024

If you are passionate about farming, ready to grow your leadership skills and connect with agricultural industry leaders committed to creating a better future for farmers, Young Leaders is the program for you! Sponsors American Soybean Association and Corteva seek farmers to apply for the 2025 ASA Corteva Agriscience Young Leader Program. Phase I of... Keep Reading

A Look at 40B and 45Z Credits for Soy Biofuels

June 6, 2024

By Scott Gerlt • ASA Chief Economist Federal tax credits for biofuels are poised to take a new direction. The Inflation Reduction Act was enacted in August 2022 and restructured biofuels tax credits (for more information on the IRA, read this previous Economist’s Angle). The legislation extends the Biodiesel Blenders Tax Credit, establishes a sustainable... Keep Reading

Farm Bill Proposal Enhances Safety Net

May 21, 2024

By Scott Gerlt • ASA Chief Economist  Updated 5/21/24 Based on Legislative Text The farm bill renewal process is heating up. The last farm bill, passed in 2018, was set to expire in 2023. No draft legislative text was released last year for a new farm bill. Instead, the 2018 Farm Bill was extended into... Keep Reading