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NAFTA Progress Promising for U.S. Soy, Livestock Exports

NAFTA Progress Promising for U.S. Soy, Livestock Exports Mexico talks swing in a positive direction, bringing trade agreement closer to reality, boding well for future agreements to expand soy and livestock markets Washington, D.C. August 27, 2018. Renewal of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, is looking more promising after President Trump announced … Read More »

ASA is Now Accepting Applications for the Conservation Legacy Awards

Share the story of how conservation is part of your farm operation and you could be recognized with a Conservation Legacy Award. The awards recognize farm management practices of U.S. soybean farmers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable. Are you using a reduced tillage practice on your farm? Do you grow cover crops? Have … Read More »

Soybean Farmers Return to DC to Drive Home Their Message: We Need Long-Term Solutions to the Trade War

Returning to Washington just weeks after their July Board of Directors meeting, grower leaders from the American Soybean Association (ASA) met again with officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Members of Congress to consider options for offsetting the long-term damage from China’s retaliatory tariff on American soybeans. John Heisdorffer, a soy grower … Read More »

Soy Growers: Aid Appreciated as First Step Towards Larger Trade Strategy

President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would roll out a relief plan this fall for farmers hit hard by trade tariffs imposed in recent months. What’s the plan? The plan outlined by the Administration includes three components: Direct payments to farmers to mitigate lower prices resulting from retaliatory … Read More »

Soy Growers Thank President Trump for Highlighting Soybeans in Talks with EU

The American Soybean Association (ASA) thanked President Donald Trump for highlighting U.S. soybeans in his talks with European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker this week. Focusing on the opportunities for increased trade with European partners, Iowa soybean farmer and ASA President John Heisdorffer issued the following statement: “ASA thanks President Trump for this effort to increase … Read More »

President Announces Short-Term Plan to Help Farmers, ASA Hopeful It’s Step One in Long-Term Tariff Solution

The Administration announced on Tuesday that the Department of Agriculture would be rolling out a relief plan this fall for farmers hit hard by trade tariffs imposed in recent months. Since discussion of a tit-for-tat exchange of tariffs between the U.S. and China became serious in late May, U.S. soy prices have dropped more than … Read More »

Catch ASA and Kubota if You Can at Farm Progress 2018!

Each year the American Soybean Association (ASA) looks forward to attending the Farm Progress show to connect with growers around the country, as well as media and broadcasters. This year, ASA President John Heisdorffer and Vice President Davie Stephens will be available to talk trade and tariffs, farm bill, biodiesel and other policy issues facing soybean … Read More »

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 »