ASA President Message

A Thanksgiving Message from ASA President John Heisdorffer

Hello Soy Family, Thanksgiving at our house is a time for great food, reflection and, of course, gratitude. While this year has provided many challenges for soy growers and rural America, I am still grateful to farm each and every day and I’m especially grateful for the tireless work from the soy industry and farmers … Read More »

November President’s Message

Dear Soy Family, I hope this letter finds you after, or as you work through, a safe and successful harvest. I know it’s easy to get caught up in the politics of farming and to focus on how the trade outlook will affect decisions for next year, but harvest season always reminds me why I … Read More »

September President’s Message

Hello Soy Family, The days certainly aren’t getting any cooler here in Iowa, but Labor Day means harvest isn’t too far around the corner. August was a busy month for everyone at ASA, and I’m looking forward to taking time in September to do what I’m most passionate about—farm, and harvest. Looking back on August, … Read More »

July President’s Message

I’ve noticed a lot of different messages in the news this month about what soybean growers think of the Section 301 tariffs, and how these tariffs and the trade war with China may affect farmers and all of agriculture across the country. ASA continues to urge the Administration to find non-tariff solutions to ongoing trade … Read More »

June President’s Message

Hello Soy Family, As I write this I’m sitting in an airport in Brazil, headed home after a trip with USSEC to the International Oilseed Producers Dialogue. It has been an eye-opening trip to see firsthand Brazil’s soybean fields and meet with local growers. It is clear from this trip that Brazil could find ways … Read More »

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 »

Monthly ASA President’s Message

Hello Soy Family, Writing from Washington, D.C. where I’m in town to attend the ASA March board meeting, and as issues like trade, RFS, the farm bill and infrastructure come into the national spotlight, I don’t think there could be a better time to be in our nation’s capital as a soy grower. As the … Read More »

Monthly ASA President’s Message

Hello Soy Family, February may be the shortest month of the year, but it promises to be one of the busiest, especially for the American Soybean Association (ASA). On Feb. 12 we announced the hire of our new Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Findlay, who brings a wealth of experience and a vision for the next … Read More »