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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Economist’s Angle: What’s Going on With Fertilizer Prices?

September 2, 2021

By Scott Gerlt  • ASA Economist Fertilizer prices have been on a nearly vertical climb the past year with some types almost doubling over the period. Factors on both the supply and demand sides of the fertilizer markets have converged to push up prices. All three primary nutrients, nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K),... Keep Reading

Young Entrepreneurs Are Teaching, Sharing & Inspiring African Aquaculture Market Development

September 23, 2021

Jerry Mang’ena founded Aqua Farms Organization to respond to food security issues in Tanzania and Africa. He later funded Aqua-Farms Hatcheries to support the 20 million fish seed gap in his country. Since founding his company in 2016, Jerry estimates Aqua Farms is now producing 1.2 million fingerlings per year, roughly 10% of Tanzania’s fingerling... Keep Reading

ASA/WISHH’s Early Partnership Pays Off for Pandemic Food Security

September 16, 2021

Opinion Editorial by former WISHH Chairman David Iverson, a South Dakota soybean grower and United Soybean Board Secretary and Sustainability Target Area Coordinator My 6’4” height fascinated the giggling Guatemalan children, but they quickly overcame their shyness after introductions by the Guatemalan Rotary Club leaders who supported their soy-based school nutrition program. My popularity grew... Keep Reading