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 300,000 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

WISHH’s Insights from Two Decades in Africa Featured in Food Processing Conference

December 3, 2020

WISHH Executive Director Liz Hare presented “Lessons Learned by Processors: Resilience & Pivoting for Protein in Child Nutrition” at a Dec. 1 virtual conference that attracted attendees from sub-Saharan Africa who are engaged in the manufacturing, marketing or research of foods. The program offered soy protein innovations and insights that are applicable to sub-Saharan Africa... Keep Reading

Conservation Conversations: Why Cover Crops?

December 3, 2020

I’ve often been asked why I plant cover crops. There’s a short history that goes along with the answer to that question. In 2008, we were inundated with some exceptionally large rain events that caused severe flooding next to my home. Within five days, it the costliest flood in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, history. I had been... Keep Reading

WISHH Releases World Fisheries Day Video: Building an Association

November 19, 2020

WISHH salutes the leaders of the new Cambodian Aquaculturist Association (CAA) in recognition of World Fisheries Day Nov. 21. Launched Sept. 22, 2020, the young association has already achieved progress that aligns with the Cambodian government’s goals for economic growth and nutrition, as well as COVID-19 response strategies. The establishment and development of an aquaculture... Keep Reading