Archive for August, 2015

ASAAP Tackles Climate Change, GMOs, Drought, Other Soybean Industry Issues

The members of the American Soybean Association Action Partnership (ASAAP) met this week in Lake Tahoe, Calif., to discuss a range of issues impacting the soybean industry. During the two-day meeting, attendees joined in discussions on climate change, biotechnology and consumer perception, drought and changing consumer demographics with leading authorities in each field. DTN/Progressive Farmer … Read More »

Soy Leaders Graduate from Advanced Leadership Program

Six American Soybean Association (ASA) Directors completed the first ASA Advanced Leadership At Its Best program this week in California. This program is sponsored by Syngenta and allows farmers who already hold a leadership position on the national level to enhance their skills even further through training on select topics. This week’s program was held … Read More »

Delaware Soy Grower Attends ISGA Meetings in Uruguay

Information Courtesy of USSEC American Soybean Association (ASA) First Vice President Richard Wilkins, Greenwood, Del., joined the soy family at the International Soy Growers Alliance (ISGA) meetings in Uruguay last month. While the countries that make up ISGA typically are competitors in the world soybean market, the mission of the group is to collaborate in … Read More »

REMINDER: One Day Until Drawing for ASA Recruiter Reward Trip to Biltmore Estate

There’s only one day left to recruit at least 30 American Soybean Association (ASA) members for a chance to win a trip to the historic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. This Exceptional ASA Recruiter Reward will be given to seven couples, whose names will be drawn after midnight on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Recruiters could … Read More »

ASA Kudos this Week…

Kudos to Jenny and Mark Rohrich, of Ashley, N.D., who continue to put faces to farming for consumers as they share bits of their lives and work on social media. The Rohrich’s recently shared a short Vine video of their little nephew helping during wheat harvest. Click here to view!  Also check out Jenny’s blog … Read More »

Minnesota Poised to Play a Role in Next Generation Heating Oil

Information courtesy of Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. While the leaves on the trees have yet to turn color, and the cold blast of winter remains a distant memory to some, the change of seasons could yield new economic opportunities for Minnesota’s biodiesel industry. At a forum sponsored by the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion … Read More »

USDA Selects ASA’s WISHH to Develop West African Poultry & Feed Market

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has chosen the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Program and key partners to implement a major poultry development project in the West African country of Ghana. U.S. soybean growers, as well as Ghana’s poultry and feed industry, and its protein-seeking consumers, will … Read More »

Soy Growers to EPA: Don’t Place More Barriers to Efficient Farming

The American Soybean Association (ASA) submitted comments on two federal actions on pollinator health issues, given the potential ramifications for soybean farmers. The actions announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)–one dealing with an approach from the White House to stem the decline of Monarch butterfly populations, and the other with mandatory label restrictions on … Read More »

Use This August Break to Connect with Your Lawmaker!

Did you know that, on average, Congress spends only 137 days in Washington each year? That means members of Congress spend the large majority of their time in their districts. American Soybean Association (ASA) farmer leaders do a great job representing soybean farmer priorities when they come to Washington, but we encourage our leaders to … Read More »

ASA Weighs in with EPA on Importance of New Tools to Combat Fungal Diseases

Citing the importance of new modes of action to combat resistance among fungal disease threats, the American Soybean Association (ASA) submitted comments calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to move forward with the registration of Solatenol, a fungicide marketed by Syngenta as Trivapro, and a new tool to combat soybean rust, as well as … Read More »