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

New ASA/WISHH Committee Members Highlight World Trade Month!

May 3, 2023

In conjunction with World Trade Month this May, the American Soybean Association has announced two new members have been appointed to its World Initiative for Soy in Human Health program committee. Soybean growers Heather Feuerstein of Belding, Michigan, and Daniel Adams of Eddyville, Kentucky, join WISHH in support of its work connecting trade and development... Keep Reading

Economist’s Angle: Markets Await the New Crop

June 1, 2023

By Scott Gerlt • ASA Chief Economist   The 2022/23 U.S. soybean crop was much smaller than originally anticipated. The perspective plantings report at the end of March originally indicated 91.0 million acres of soybeans. The subsequent June Acreage Report reduced planting estimates to 88.3 million acres. USDA estimated a trend yield of 51.5 bushels per... Keep Reading

Economist’s Angle: Title I Adjustments Could Enhance Effectiveness of the Farm Safety Net

May 4, 2023

By Scott Gerlt • ASA Chief Economist  Title I of the farm bill provides the portion of the farm safety net that assists farmers through major market shocks. This requires program trigger levels be high enough to provide benefits when needed and that payment rates are sufficient to enable solvency. The effective reference price (ERP)... Keep Reading