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Commodity Classic Partners with Feeding America for Second Year

For the second year, Commodity Classic has selected Feeding America as its charity partner, providing farmers with an opportunity to help “Set the Table” for a hunger-free America.  Commodity Classic, the nation’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, will be held Feb. 27-March 1 in Anaheim, Calif.  Attendees as well as agricultural advocates across … Read More »

ASA: Proposed Steel Tariffs Raise Potential for Retaliation Against U.S. Soybeans

Following reports last week from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that the department will recommend tariffs on imported steel and aluminum as a result of its ongoing investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, soybean farmers have voiced their concern about the potential for retaliation against U.S. soybean imports by the Chinese. … Read More »

Soy Growers Oppose Unprecedented Cut to Crop Insurance, Farm Programs in White House Budget

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today voiced opposition to proposed cuts included in President Donald Trump’s FY2019 budget, including reductions in the federal crop insurance program through a cap on adjusted gross income (AGI) and a reduction in premium subsidy, and elimination of the Foreign Market Development program and Market Access Program. ASA President John … Read More »

ASA Hires Ryan Findlay as Chief Executive Officer

The American Soybean Association announced today the selection of Ryan Findlay as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Findlay replaces Stephen Censky, who left ASA in October of 2017 after confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. “ASA is extremely pleased to have found someone of Ryan’s caliber and experience to lead us … Read More »

ASA Applauds President’s Commitment to Infrastructure Improvements

The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauded the priority placed on improving the nation’s infrastructure in President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address this week. ASA President John Heisdorffer, a soybean farmer from Keota, Iowa, said that the president’s commitment to work with Congress to fashion an initiative that will generate $1.5 trillion in … Read More »

Commodity Classic Trade Show Features 360+ Exhibitors; Wide Array of Equipment, Technology & Innovation

With a trade show featuring more than 360 exhibitors commanding nearly 2,000 booth spaces, Commodity Classic attendees are strongly encouraged to wear comfortable shoes! The 2018 Commodity Classic, the nation’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show, will be held Feb. 27-March 1 in Anaheim, Calif. The trade show is open all three days. “The … Read More »

2018 Commodity Classic Boasts Impressive Schedule of Educational Sessions

Education is a hallmark of Commodity Classic and this year’s schedule is one of the most robust in recent memory. The 2018 Commodity Classic will be held Feb. 27-March 1 in Anaheim, Calif.  Attendees can register for all three days or register for one day only. Gerry Hayden, a Kentucky farmer and co-chair of the … Read More »

Commodity Classic Early Registration Discount Ends Jan. 11

Only a few days remain to take advantage of early registration discounts for the 2018 Commodity Classic held on Tuesday, February 27 through March 1, 2018 in Anaheim, Calif. The last day for early registration discounts is Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Lesser registration discounts are available through Jan. 29. Registration fees vary depending on the number … Read More »

ASA Introduces New Class of DuPont Young Leaders

St. Louis, MO (December 13, 2017) The 34th class of American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young leaders recently began their leadership journey at DuPont Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa. The Johnston training session was the first phase of a program designed to identify new and aspiring leaders within the agriculture community and provide them with … Read More »

Heisdorffer Assumes Presidency of ASA; Moore Moves to Chairman; Stephens Elected Vice President

John Heisdorffer of Keota, Iowa, will serve as the 2018 president of the American Soybean Association, following a vote of the ASA board this morning in St. Louis. Heisdorffer raises soybeans, corn and hogs with his wife, Deanna and son Chris. “There is a so much facing the soybean industry today, and I am very … Read More »