Archive for March, 2018

Farmers for Free Trade Releases New National TV Advertisement Warning President Trump China Tariffs Impact U.S. Farmers

WATCH – National Ad Features Indiana Soy Farmer and Former State Trooper Brent Bible who cautions: “Our farm and many others like ours will be one of the first casualties of a trade war.” American Soybean Association President: “Retaliation that reduces demand and prices for our crops will further harm farmers and rural communities that … Read More »

Trade Talk: Soy Growers Urge Administration to Rescind China Tariffs

In 2017, China imported $13.9 billion of U.S. soybeans, 61 percent of total U.S. exports and nearly one-third of annual soy production. U.S. soy growers are very concerned about potential retaliation by China following President Donald Trump’s decision to impose approximately $60 billion in tariffs on Chinese products under the 301 investigations, as well as … Read More »

ASA Submits Comments to the EPA on Neonics

The American Soybean Association (ASA) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the registration reviews of certain neonicotinoids last week. Specifically, the comments discussed the use and benefits of imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam for soybean growers. The comments discussed the important role of neonics as part of integrated pest management (IPM) programs and … Read More »

ASA Submits Comments to EPA on Glyphosate

American Soybean Association (ASA) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the draft human health and ecological risk assessments for the registration review of glyphosate, an herbicide widely used by U.S. soybean producers and with a history of safe use for more than 40 years. The comments emphasized the importance of biotechnology and … Read More »

ASA Signs Letters in Support of USDA Ag Research Funding

The American Soybean Association (ASA) signed onto letters in support of funding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s  (USDA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) at $525 million for FY 2019 to strengthen rural economies, public health and U.S. national security. The letters, signed by 50 organizations, were submitted to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of … Read More »

Electronic Logging Device Requirements Delayed

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced another 90 day extension on the deadline for livestock haulers to comply with the electronic logging device (ELD) requirements. Subsequently, in the Omnibus Appropriations bill passed by Congress last week, a provision was included to prevent DOT from enforcing the ELD mandate through the end of the … Read More »

USDA Trade Report Validates Opportunities for ASA/WISHH in Central America

A new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) international agricultural trade report documents the significant market opportunities in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras—countries where the American Soybean Association (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) and its Central American supply chain partners promote a variety of foods made with U.S. soy. The report on … Read More »

Ashlee Rolo Joins ASA as WISHH Program Assistant

Ashlee Rolo joins the American Soybean Association (ASA) as the new program assistant for the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program. Rolo came to WISHH with over five years of various administrative experience. She received her bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Upper Iowa University in August 2016. She and her … Read More »

USB, ASA Present Webinar on Tech Tools to Improve Growing Season Management Practices on March 29

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the United Soybean Board (USB) are pleased to present the second webinar in a series of three webinars designed to help soybean farmers understand how new technology and effective data management can help improve the sustainability of their operations. On March 29, at 12 p.m. Central Time, learn more about … Read More »

Soy Growers Welcome Ag Measures in Omnibus

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today applauded measures in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill which will fund and revise many key agriculture measures. “We’re glad to see issues important to soy growers like rural broadband, waterways infrastructure and agriculture research included in the Omnibus and we now urge a swift passage,” said ASA President and Iowa … Read More »