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

McKalip Confirmation Crosses Finish Line Before Christmas

December 22, 2022

Washington, D.C. Dec. 22, 2022.  The U.S. Senate has delivered another Christmas gift to soy growers! Doug McKalip, President Biden’s nominee to serve as Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, has been confirmed to the post. This, on the heels of the Senate’s Dec. 21 confirmation of Alexis Taylor as... Keep Reading

Economist’s Angle: China’s Demand for Pork

February 2, 2023

By Scott Gerlt • ASA Chief Economist China remains the goliath of global soybean demand. Over 60% of soybean trade around the world is destined for the country. The U.S. exports about half of its whole beans, and over half of those are generally bound for China[1]. The Asian nation depends on the high-protein oilseed... Keep Reading

Economist’s Angle: EPA’s Proposed Blending Levels Threaten Ongoing Industry Growth

January 5, 2023

By Scott Gerlt • ASA Chief Economist Under the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Environmental Protection Agency must set annual biofuel blending levels for gasoline and diesel supplies. As part of that process, EPA releases a proposal and receives feedback from stakeholders. The past few years, EPA has acted slowly, setting blending levels after the relevant... Keep Reading