Archive for December, 2017

Congress Passes Tax Reform, But How Does it Affect You?

Republican leaders have reached a final agreement on the comprehensive tax reform package. Both the House and the Senate passed their bills this week, and the measure now awaits formal signature by President Trump. The final agreement sets the corporate tax rate at 21 percent and the top tax rate for individuals at 37 percent. … Read More »

ASA Leads Coalition to Secure Waiver of PAYGO

ASA led a coalition of farm bill stakeholder groups in a letter to House leadership Thursday urging the House to include a waiver of funding sequestration under the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 that could have significantly impacted a vast majority of USDA programs. “Funding for mandatory programs and activities subject to sequestration that are … Read More »

ASA Urges Support of Tax Extenders Bill

In a letter to House and Senate leaders, ASA and fellow farm groups urged Congress to approve a “seamless, multi-year extension of the tax extenders before the end of 2017.” Such a package would include the ASA priority of an extension of the important Biodiesel Tax Credit. The full letter can be accessed at the … Read More »

From the Pages of the ASA Pod Policy Blog: 10 Years of Biodiesel in the RFS

This week marked the 10th anniversary of biodiesel in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Created under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and expanded to specifically include biodiesel under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the RFS was created to expand the nation’s renewable fuels sector while reducing reliance on imported oil. Click … Read More »

Latest Issue of American Soybean is now Online

The fall issue of American Soybean magazine is now online and available to read by clicking here. The issue focuses on the importance of all aspects of the farm bill, including a cover story on the important work of the MAP and FMD; programs in the bill for returning veterans; myths and facts about the … Read More »

Catch the Wave in Anaheim! Registration is Now Open for the 2018 Soy Social & Auction

Be part of one of the most exciting and fun events at Commodity Classic, and join fellow ASA Members as they Catch the Wave at the annual Soy Social & Auction, February 27, 2018. This year’s auction will be held in the Ballroom at the Anaheim Convention Center. Dinner and the silent auction will begin … Read More »

Have You Registered for Commodity Classic? Early Registration Ends January 11!

Registration and housing for the 2018 Commodity Classic, February 27-March 1 in Anaheim, officially opened November 14. The 2018 Commodity Classic will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center. The schedule includes a robust line-up of educational sessions on a wide range of current and relevant topics and issues. Commodity Classic also boasts a huge … Read More »

Another Record Year for U.S. Soybean Exports

Farmer investments in international markets produced strong results in the 2016/2017 marketing year. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. soybean farmers exported a record 2.6 billion bushels of U.S. soy and soy products, valued at over $28 billion last year. It marked the second year in a row that exports exceeded 60 percent of … Read More »

Off-Season Seasonal Resources from the United Soybean Board

Click here to access a helpful list of off-season resources including information on cover crops, weed control, maintenance, budgeting and more, all curated by our partners at the United Soybean Board.

Underutilized Genetics Could Help Soybeans Weather Mother Nature

If insects infest your soybean fields, you have options for control. If your crop is suffering from potassium deficiency, you can correct that. But if your fields aren’t getting enough rain or are facing other weather-related stresses, unless you are irrigating, you have much less of an ability to respond. “You are at the mercy … Read More »