Archive for August, 2018

Soybean Farmers Applaud Plan to Address Short-Term Tariff Impact

Soybean Farmers Applaud Plan to Address Short-Term Tariff Impact Growers to receive payments for 2018 production to offset impact of China tariff U.S. soybean farmers reacted positively to the release by the U.S. Department of Agriculture of details for a plan to offset the short-term impact of tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports, including a 25 … Read More »

NAFTA Progress Promising for U.S. Soy, Livestock Exports

NAFTA Progress Promising for U.S. Soy, Livestock Exports Mexico talks swing in a positive direction, bringing trade agreement closer to reality, boding well for future agreements to expand soy and livestock markets Washington, D.C. August 27, 2018. Renewal of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, is looking more promising after President Trump announced … Read More »

Biotech Working Group Talks Trade, Market Acceptance Challenges

The American Soybean Association (ASA) Biotech Working Group met in Boston earlier this week to discuss issues impacting the biotech industry and farming. The Biotech Working Group includes representatives from industry biotech trait providers, along with farmer-leaders and staff from ASA, the United Soybean Board (USB) and U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). The meeting began … Read More »

WISHH Trade Team Builds Soy-Use Knowledge

The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) sent 11 trade team participants to attend the 2018 Northern Crops Institute (NCI) INTSOY course in Fargo, N.D. The WISHH team consisted of participants from the Africa region, representing Senegal and Ghana, and the Asia region, representing Sri Lanka and Myanmar. The … Read More »

Soy Industry, Stakeholders Talk Trade, Innovations

Members of the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) Action Partnership (ASAAP) met in Boston, Mass. this week to discuss key issues facing the soybean industry.  Trade was a central part of the discussion for the grower and industry leaders attending the meeting. The program also included updates on the United Soybean Board’s (USB) high oleic oil project, … Read More »

Soy Growers Urge Farm Bill Support for Pollinators

The American Soybean Association (ASA) recently joined a letter urging conferees to support pollinator-specific provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill. In the letter to House and Senate Agriculture Committee leadership, the ag groups urge Farm Bill conferees to include the “Pollinator Protection” section of the Senate-passed bill in the final legislation. The section supports coordinated … Read More »

ASA Submits Comments to EPA on Proposed RFS Rule

The American Soybean Association (ASA) appreciates the increased volumes of biomass-based diesel in 2020 and the increased advanced biofuels volumes in 2019, yet urges the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support further growth and address the volumes lost in 2016-17 as a result of small refinery exemptions and other agency actions. Read the full comments … Read More »

ASA Communications Team Members at Ag Media Summit

Communications staff Wendy Brannen and Jessica Wharton headed west this past week to network with trade media and attend learning sessions at the 20th Ag Media Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz. The annual event is cohosted by the Agricultural Communicators Network and related groups as an opportunity for reporters and communicators in the agriculture arena to … Read More »

Free Webinar: Turning Data into Action within Soybean Production

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the United Soybean Board (USB) are pleased to present the final installation of webinars designed to help soybean farmers understand how new technology and effective data management can help improve the sustainability of their operations. On Aug. 30 at 1 p.m. Central Time, learn more about pairing a solid plan … Read More »

Soyfoods Association of North America Celebrates 40 Years

The end of July marked the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Soyfoods Association of North America (SANA). SANA is a lead advocate for the health benefits and nutritional advantages of soy consumption. The group encourages sustainability, integrity and growth of the soyfoods industry by promoting and maintaining the benefits of soy-based foods to … Read More »