Archive for June, 2017

A Fourth of July Message from ASA President Ron Moore

Next week, barbecues, fireworks and parades will mark the celebration of our great nation’s independence. While we live in the finest country in the world, we can always strive for improvements–and here at ASA we are hard at work and continue to stand for America’s soy growers—who help feed, clothe and fuel our nation and … Read More »

Save the Date: Commodity Classic Heads to Anaheim, Calif.

It doesn’t matter what you grow. It doesn’t matter how many acres you farm. Commodity Classic will help you become an even better farmer. Join us for the annual trade show in Anaheim, Calif. Feb. 27-March 1, 2018! Click here to learn more. The education,  networking,  trade  show and experience  at Commodity Classic will help  … Read More »

WISHH Africa Participates in Feed Manufacturing Course

The World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Africa Division organized a trade team to participate in a feed manufacturing short course at the International Grains Program Institute at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. on June 27 – 30. The three person trade team consists of animal feed manufacturers from Kenya, Nigeria and … Read More »

Waters of the U.S. Withdrawal a Step Toward Regulatory Certainty for Soybean Farmers

With an announcement yesterday from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it would formally repeal the Waters of the United States rule, the American Soybean Association (ASA) hailed what it called a significant step toward greater regulatory certainty for soybean farmers. ASA released the following statement from Vice President and Iowa farmer John Heisdorffer … Read More »

Congressional Signatures Needed on NAFTA Renegotiation Letter

Both the House and Senate are organizing letters to Robert Lighthizer, the United States Trade Representative (USTR), urging him to prioritize the interest of the American agricultural industry during the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation process. The House letter is led by Reps. Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) and the Senate … Read More »

Soy Growers Support Giancarlo for Chairman of CFTC

Soy growers expressed their support for Chris Giancarlo as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The American Soybean Association (ASA), along with other ag organizations, sent a letter to Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow earlier this week, urging Giancarlo’s confirmation. “Given his financial industry background, we commend … Read More »

Soybean Industry Supports Biodiesel Industry on Capitol Hill

The soybean industry played a leading role in the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) membership meeting held in Washington, D.C. this week. The American Soybean Association (ASA) was represented by Director Rob Shaffer (Illinois) as well as ASA Washington staff and numerous soybean farmers, state soybean association staff and industry partners. Updates were provided on the outlook … Read More »

Trade and Geopolitical Changes Under Spotlight at International Oilseed Gathering

They may be competitors on the world stage, but oilseed producers from across the globe will meet in Sydney next week to discuss trade issues borne out of a number of key geopolitical changes, including international leadership and Brexit, experienced over the last 12 months. American Soybean Association (ASA) CEO Steve Censky, ASA President Ron … Read More »

Only 1 Week Left to Sign Up and Be Counted for the Upcoming Census of Agriculture

For new and beginning farmers – who may have not filled out a Census before – this is your first opportunity to be counted and make your voices heard. Currently, the census is the only complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. It includes even the smallest plots of … Read More »

Soybean Farmer Leaders See Demand for U.S. Soy in Central American Social Programs

Soy grower leaders joined the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) in Guatemala and El Salvador on June 12-14. American Soybean Association (ASA) Director and U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) Board Member Monte Peterson of North Dakota, WISHH Vice Chairman Levi Huffman of Indiana, and Indiana Soybean Alliance Senior … Read More »