News Releases

Proposed Rail Merger is Major Concern for Farmers

John Long, a soybean producer from Newberry, South Carolina, and President of the American Soybean Association has expressed the concerns of ASA’s 29,000 producer members to Congressman Pat Roberts (R-KS) regarding a proposed merger of Union Pacific and Southern Pacific railroad lines. “The impact of this merger will be felt across the entire soybean producing … Read More »

ASA Seeking USDA Help to Fund Soybean Rust Monitoring and Early-Warning System

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is urgently requesting help from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Ed Schafer in funding for 2009 the soybean rust early warning and management system that has helped soybean farmers manage and protect their crops. The system, known formally as the Integrated Pest Management Pest Information Platform for Extension and … Read More »