News Releases

Ag Voices of the Future Program Offers Students an Education on Ag Policy

A select group of 10 college students from nine different states completed the Ag Voices of the Future program this week in Washington, D.C. The program is sponsored by Valent U.S.A. and the American Soybean Association (ASA) and gives the students an inside look at how agricultural policies are made in Washington. The students received … Read More »

Soy Growers Disappointed in Additional Tariffs, Continue to Seek Export Stability with Largest Customer

The American Soybean Association (ASA) this week expressed extreme disappointment in USTR’s announcement that an additional $200 billion in tariffs will be imposed on Chinese goods. The new list of goods will be subject to a 10 percent tariff. This action worsens the trade dispute between the U.S. and China, which have already initiated plans … Read More »

After Months of Asking for an Alternative, Soy Farmers Hit by China Tariff

A soft farm market, already-declining prices, and now, China’s retaliation against President Trump’s 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods, which took effect at midnight last night. Soybean farmers, whose crop represents 41 percent of the value of products on China’s tariff list, will feel the full effect. The value of U.S. … Read More »

Soybean Growers Request Accurate Bioengineered Food Labeling

Supporting transparency and urging USDA to follow the statute while finalizing the rule, American Soybean Association (ASA) on July 3 filed comments with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) regarding its proposed rule to implement the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS). The letter accompanying the comments noted, “As farmers, we understand … Read More »

Soy Producers Remind Administration: We Are the People Affected by Trade Tariffs

Soybean farmers who would bear the brunt of retaliatory tariffs from China are appealing to the Administration on social media today, reminding leaders that they are the faces behind the escalating trade conflict between the U.S. and our largest foreign customer. On July 6, U.S. soybean farmers will be hit with a 25 percent duty … Read More »

Senate Passes its Version of Farm Bill before July 4 Recess

On Thursday evening, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill on a vote of 86-11, with the few dissenting votes coming from Republicans. The American Soybean Association (ASA) commends the Senate’s ongoing bipartisan work, which maintains much of the 2014 farm bill structure including protecting crop insurance and commodity programs, and … Read More »

EPA Increases Proposed RFS Volumes

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased with the proposed biodiesel and advanced biofuels volumes released today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which opens the door for the growth of future biodiesel volumes. In the rule, EPA calls for biomass-based diesel (BBD) volumes within the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) of for 2.43 billion gallons … Read More »

American Soybean Association Applauds House Passage of Farm Bill

After weeks of negotiations hinging not just on differences over nutrition support programs, but also on immigration policy, the House of Representatives passed its version of a new farm bill on a 213-211 vote. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 would replace the current Agricultural Act of 2014 when it expires at the end … Read More »

Seeking Applicants for the 2018-19 Young Leader Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont are seeking applicants for the 2018-19 Young Leader Program. The Young Leader Program, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™ and ASA, is a two-phase educational program for actively farming individuals and couples who are passionate about the future possibilities of agriculture. The women and men … Read More »

ASA Now Seeking Nominations for Annual Soy Recognition Awards

The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to recognize exceptional soy volunteers and leaders—and we need your help. During ASA’s annual awards banquet, individuals will be recognized and honored for state association volunteerism, distinguished leadership achievements and long-term, significant contributions to the soybean industry. The nomination period is open through Oct. 15, 2018. The Recognition Awards … Read More »