Archive for April, 2018

Monthly President’s Message

Hello Soy Family, For all of us involved in the U.S. soy industry, April was about defending the importance of trade with China, and I want to thank each and every one of you for the work you’ve done this month to promote U.S. soybean growers. Your commitment to your work is remarkable and impactful. … Read More »

WISHH Continues Developing Soybean Market in Ghana

The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) continues to develop the U.S. soybean market in Ghana. ASA/WISHH Regional Director – Africa Josh Neiderman visited Ghana this month to work with local stakeholders. Neiderman met with the local supply chain partner Yedent Agro Enterprises, a recent recipient of a U.S. … Read More »

Review Label Requirements and Spraying Resources for Dicamba Before Planting

As growers head into planting season nd prepare to use dicamba/auxin type products, they must be aware of label directions and the resources available to ensure the best experience possible. Below are a few resources from Monsanto and BASF. Monsanto is committed to ensuring an outstanding experience with Roundup Ready Xtend soybeans and XtendiMax with … Read More »

Soy Growers Applaud Precision Ag Connectivity Act

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today applauded the Commerce Committee for moving forward the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018. ASA President and Iowa soybean grower John Heisdorffer issued the following statement: “ASA welcomes the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018 and thanks Sens. Wicker and Klobuchar and Representatives Lotta and Loebsack for introducing legislation … Read More »

Applications are Now Being Accepted for the Valent and ASA Ag Voices of the Future Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is now accepting applications for the Ag Voices of the Future program, sponsored by Valent USA. This program is for young people interested in improving their understanding of major policy issues that impact soybean farmers, the importance of advocacy, and careers that can impact agricultural policy. The Ag Voices of … Read More »

Soy Growers in D.C. to Talk Tariffs, Importance of Trade with China

American Soybean Association (ASA) farmer leaders from across the country took to Capitol Hill today to talk with lawmakers about the potential impact of Chinese tariffs on U.S. soybeans. ASA President and Iowa farmer John Heisdorffer issued the following statement: “China purchases 61 percent of total U.S. soybean exports, and more than 30 percent of … Read More »

House to Trump: China Retaliation Hurts Farmers

U.S. representatives of districts with a heavy agriculture community are encouraging the Trump Administration to address China’s trade practices in a manner that avoids retaliation that harms farmers. Click here to read the letter. ASA is asking soy growers to take action on Wednesday, April 25 by contacting both their state governor and congressional representatives to talk … Read More »

Soy Growers Ask President Trump to Support Renewable Fuel Standard

The American Soybean Association (ASA) joined the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the National Renderers Association on a letter last week, urging President Donald Trump to keep his promises to support and protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Reports indicate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted exemptions from RFS volume obligations to several refineries … Read More »

WISHH Builds U.S. Soy Demand in West Africa

The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) recently met stakeholders and partners working to build demand for U.S. soybean products in Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire. In Dakar, Senegal WISHH Regional Director for Africa Josh Neiderman met with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) personnel to discuss … Read More »

ASA Following Progress of House Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) continues to follow efforts to pass a new farm bill in the House of Representatives, and noted passage of legislation today by the House Committee on Agriculture. ASA strongly supports enacting a new farm bill before the current Agricultural Act of 2014 expires at the end of September. ASA President … Read More »