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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ASA Backs 2024 Farm Bill: A Boost for Soybean Farmers

May 20, 2024

The American Soybean Association today expressed strong support for the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024. In a letter addressed to Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson and Ranking Member David Scott of the House Committee on Agriculture, ASA President Josh Gackle, who grows soybeans in Kulm, ND, emphasized the importance of the proposed legislation,... Keep Reading

Farm Bill Proposal Enhances Safety Net

May 16, 2024

By Scott Gerlt • ASA Chief Economist  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 2024 to allow more time to... Keep Reading

ASA Survey Shows Herbicide Strategy Compliance Difficult for Farmers

February 8, 2024

Scott Gerlt, PhD and Kyle Kunkler The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed several pesticide registration plans that could significantly affect farmers’ abilities to utilize herbicides. EPA is responsible for approving registrations on pesticides in the United States and has consistently been found by courts to have not properly evaluated the registrations’ effects on endangered species.... Keep Reading