Announcing the 2018 Soybean Leadership College!

We hope you are planning to attend the 2018 Soybean Leadership College January 9 – 10, 2018! The two-day conference will provide agricultural industry leaders with training to effectively promote the soybean industry, communicate key agricultural messages and work to expand U.S. soybean market opportunities domestically and internationally while networking with growers from across the … Read More »

Soy Growers Brief Congressional Staff on Soybeans, Sustainability

American Soybean Association (ASA) Chairman and Delaware farmer Richard Wilkins traveled to Washington this week to brief congressional staff on the basics of soybean production and how sustainability factors in to the decisions that soybean farmers make at each stage in the production process. Additionally, Wilkins spoke to the essential nature of biotechnology and how … Read More »

Biotech Working Group Meets in Minnesota

The American Soybean Association (ASA) Biotech Working Group met earlier this month in the Minneapolis area to discuss the most pressing issues facing biotechnology and how these challenges impact farming and the soybean industry. Immediately following the meeting, Syngenta representatives hosted the group for dinner and a tour of the Syngenta Seedcare Institute the next … Read More »

FMC joins ASA in Supporting Grower Events to Engage Members in Policy Discussions

The American Soybean Association (ASA) appreciates the generous support provided by FMC over the past few years to help several state associations hold successful meetings to engage members in discussions on key policy and industry issues. The meetings can also provide an opportunity to help non-members become more aware of the association’s work and the … Read More »

Soy Growers Call for a Strong Farm Bill at House Ag Committee Listening Session

The House Agriculture Committee hosted a farm bill listening session on day two of Farm Progress this year, where members of the ag community were invited to provide testimony relating to the upcoming farm bill. Speaking to the committee, American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Illinois farmer Ron Moore called for a strong farm bill … Read More »

ASA to Take Part in Farm Bill Listening Session at Farm Progress Show

American Soybean Association (ASA) President Ron Moore, Vice President John Heisdorffer and Chairman Richard Wilkins will be on hand in Decatur, Ill., next week for the House Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill Listening Session. Held on Wednesday, Aug.  30 at Richland Community College, in conjunction with the 2017 Farm Progress Show, the listening session is an … Read More »

ASAAP Meeting Focuses on Regulations and Sustainability

Members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) Action Partnership (ASAAP) met in Essex, Vt. to discuss issues, regulations and policy affecting the soybean industry. In addition to ASA policy updates and an industry forum, panels focused on agriculture sustainability, GMO labeling and the initial debate in Vermont, and tax reform and its affects on agriculture. … Read More »

Catch ASA and Kubota if You Can at Farm Progress 2017!

Next week, the American Soybean Association’s top three leaders will be available at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill., to talk trade, Farm Bill, biodiesel, regulation, transportation and the broad range of policy issues facing soybean farmers today. Also, thanks to our partners at Kubota, ASA President Ron Moore, Vice President John Heisdorffer … Read More »

Soy Growers Talk Farm Bill, Crop Insurance and More with U.S. Ag Secretary Perdue

Soy growers had the opportunity to discuss important issues with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue this week. Both past and present American Soybean Association (ASA) members met with Perdue during his five state “Back to Our Roots” RV tour, which included stops in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. During his first … Read More »

U.S. Soy Works With Global Partners to Access Innovations and Market

Farmers face pressures to reduce input costs, fight herbicide and fungicide resistance, and continuously improve the sustainability of their crop. Globally, oilseed-producing nations face similar challenges. Biotechnology acceptance, while currently a challenge itself, can help farmers across the globe deliver on demands efficiently and sustainably. Access to new technologies enables farmers to meet the evolving … Read More »