About ASA

Mission, Vision, & Values

Meeting Demand for a Century

For almost 100 years, the American Soybean Association has met the demands of a growing world. The American soybean farmer has a tremendous opportunity to answer the call of agricultural needs across the globe. ASA has 26 affiliated state soybean associations representing 30 soybean-producing states and more than 300,000 U.S. soybean farmers. A primary focus of the American Soybean Association is policy development and implementation. Policy development starts with our farmer/members and culminates at the annual meeting of voting delegates. ASA is tasked with accomplishing the policy goals established by the farmers/members/delegates. ASA does this by testifying before Congress, lobbying Congress and the Administration, contacting members, communicating to relevant audiences, and meeting with the media. This legislative process cannot happen without member input and support.

Mission, Vision, & Values

As adopted by the Board of Directors on December 9, 2015.

ASA Mission

To advocate for U.S. soy farmers on policy and trade.

ASA Vision

To be a nimble, responsive, and highly effective agriculture policy organization.

ASA Values

The ASA volunteer leadership and professional staff are guided by these principles in carrying out their governing and management duties on behalf of members:

  • Collaboration: Communication and collaboration with the entire soy family
  • Integrity: Professional, ethical and honest
  • Member Driven: Policy development by grassroots members
  • Openness: Inclusive and respectful of many views, with open dialogue
  • Service: Developing leaders and advocating policies for the future
  • Stewardship: Stewards of environmentally and economically-sustainable agriculture