Archive for February, 2017

Soy Growers: Water Regulation Must Focus on the Farmer as Environmentalist

The American Soybean Association (ASA) cheers a direction issued today by President Donald Trump instructing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to begin the process of rolling back the controversial Clean Water Rule, also known as the Waters of the United States rule. ASA President Ron Moore, who farms in the Mississippi River watershed in Western … Read More »

ASA Congratulates Starling on New White House Role

The American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulates Ray Starling, recently named a special assistant to President Donald Trump for agriculture, trade and food assistance. In his new role, Starling will hold a seat on the National Economic Council, where he will advise President Trump on agriculture and trade issues. Previously, Starling served as chief of staff … Read More »

Soy Growers Urge President Trump to Require Establishment of Under Secretary of Trade, Foreign Ag Affairs

Soy growers are urging President Donald Trump to support the provision contained in the 2014 Farm Bill requiring the U.S. Trade Secretary to establish an Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. The American Soybean Association (ASA), along with other agriculture groups sent a letter to Trump this week, emphasizing the importance of international … Read More »

Soy Growers Urge Congress to Reject Additional Budget Cuts for Ag, 2018 Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is strongly urging Congress to reject additional budget cuts to policies within the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry or the House Committee on Agriculture. ASA, along with other representatives of U.S. agriculture, finance, forestry, energy, trade, local government and more, sent a letter this week to chairmen and … Read More »

Soy Growers Encourage President Trump to Prioritize Rural Infrastructure

The American Soybean Association (ASA), along with 17 state affiliates, signed on to a rural infrastructure coalition letter to President Donald Trump, encouraging him to prioritize the rebuilding of infrastructure in rural America.  As you are aware, our rural infrastructure is deteriorating, jeopardizing jobs, our agricultural competitiveness and the health of rural families, and past … Read More »

Single-Day Registrations Available for Commodity Classic in San Antonio

If you can’t commit to all three days at the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, never fear!  One-day registrations can provide a robust experience of education, new equipment and technology and entertainment. One-day registration provides admission to all applicable events and educational sessions scheduled for that day including educational sessions, the trade show, the … Read More »

WISHH Discusses Technical Training Programs During Visit at Tyson School of Poultry Science

The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) met of with staff at the University Of Arkansas to discuss short courses and technical assistance for poultry and egg producers in WISHH targeted countries. Matt King, executive director Arkansas Soybean Board, and Jim Hershey, executive director of WISHH of met with Dr. Dustin … Read More »

Heinen Puts Soybean Farm Bill Roadmap on Record at Senate Ag Field Hearing

The American Soybean Association (ASA) laid out its initial approach to the upcoming farm bill negotiations in a hearing today before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry in Manhattan, Kan. Testifying on behalf of ASA, Lucas Heinen, who farms in Everest, Kan., and serves as the president of the Kansas Soybean Association, pointed … Read More »

House Ag Committee Chairman to Speak at Commodity Classic

U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway, chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, will address the thousands of attendees at the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, March 2-4, 2017. Congressman Conaway will speak during the popular General Session, which takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 3. Serving his seventh term in … Read More »

ASA Congratulates the 2017 Regional Winners of the Conservation Legacy Award

The American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulates the regional winners of the 2016 Conservation Legacy Awards. Andy Bensend, Dallas, Wis. (Midwest Region) Keith Masser, Sacramento, Pa. (Northeast Region) Matt Griggs, Humboldt, Tenn. (South Region) Each winner will be recognized at the ASA Awards Banquet on March 3, 2017, at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. During … Read More »