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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Agriculture and Green Industry Groups Reaffirm Glyphosate Safety & Public Benefits Following Court Oral Arguments

January 11, 2022

Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2022. Groups representing agricultural growers, retailers, landscaping, and golf course professionals responded with strong support for continued access to glyphosate following Monday’s oral arguments in litigation regarding the registration of glyphosate. The 10 groups, cited below, are all parties in the case supporting glyphosate’s continued registration. Glyphosate remains one of the safest,... Keep Reading

Soybean Market Factors Starting the New Year

January 13, 2022

By Scott Gerlt  • ASA Economist The past few years have experienced a wild ride in the soybean markets with nearby futures price swinging between $7.80 and $16.77 per bushel since 2019. African Swine Fever (ASF) in China’s hog herd, a trade war and subsequent trade agreement and weather have all contributed to the price... Keep Reading

ASA/WISHH World Food Prize Event Showcases Global Value of Associations

October 21, 2021

  ASA/WISHH’s World Food Prize virtual side event highlighted the unique role of strong agricultural associations to cultivate economic opportunities for their members as well as improve global food security. ASA Director Morey Hill, an Iowa soybean grower and WISHH executive committee member, shared his association insights alongside Ghana Women in Poultry Value Chain President... Keep Reading