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Soy Growers Follow Progress of Senate Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today congratulated the Senate Agriculture Committee on passage of the proposed Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 and is calling for its swift passage by the full Senate. “Soy growers and farmers across the country are in need of certainty during this time of low crop prices and volatile conditions affecting … Read More »

ASA Applauds Senate Leadership on Release of Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today applauded the leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee on release of their draft farm bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. “The farm bill is vital legislation, not just for American farmers but for consumers in our country and abroad who depend on us to provide food, fiber and … Read More »

ASA Underscores Importance of U.S. Trade with China

The American Soybean Association (ASA) reiterated its significant concern with the Administration’s decision yesterday to move forward and apply a 25 percent tariff on nearly $50 billion in goods imported from China. The looming threat of tariffs creates uncertainty in the marketplace and for soy growers, whose livelihoods rely on the ability to export their … Read More »

ASA Hires New Director of Policy Communication

The American Soybean Association (ASA) announced today the selection of Wendy Brannen as director of policy communication, based in its Washington, D.C. office. “Wendy brings a breadth of knowledge and experience in agriculture, media and marketing to our communications team,” said ASA CEO Ryan Findlay. “We look to her leadership and innovative spirit to take … Read More »

ASA Disappointed in House Failure to Pass Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) expressed deep disappointment with the U.S. House of Representatives failure today to pass H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. ASA calls on the U.S. House of Representatives to continue to work to seek passage of a Farm Bill this year to provide certainty and stability for growers. … Read More »

Soy Growers Call on President to Support RFS, Rural America

The American Soybean Association (ASA), along with other agriculture groups, this week sent a letter to President Donald Trump encouraging support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and in turn, rural America. The letter praises the President’s April 12 comments on addressing regulatory barriers that prevent year-round sales of higher ethanol blends and also requests … Read More »

Soy Growers Applaud Precision Ag Connectivity Act

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today applauded the Commerce Committee for moving forward the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018. ASA President and Iowa soybean grower John Heisdorffer issued the following statement: “ASA welcomes the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018 and thanks Sens. Wicker and Klobuchar and Representatives Lotta and Loebsack for introducing legislation … Read More »

Applications are Now Being Accepted for the Valent and ASA Ag Voices of the Future Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is now accepting applications for the Ag Voices of the Future program, sponsored by Valent USA. This program is for young people interested in improving their understanding of major policy issues that impact soybean farmers, the importance of advocacy, and careers that can impact agricultural policy. The Ag Voices of … Read More »

Soy Growers in D.C. to Talk Tariffs, Importance of Trade with China

American Soybean Association (ASA) farmer leaders from across the country took to Capitol Hill today to talk with lawmakers about the potential impact of Chinese tariffs on U.S. soybeans. ASA President and Iowa farmer John Heisdorffer issued the following statement: “China purchases 61 percent of total U.S. soybean exports, and more than 30 percent of … Read More »

ASA Following Progress of House Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) continues to follow efforts to pass a new farm bill in the House of Representatives, and noted passage of legislation today by the House Committee on Agriculture. ASA strongly supports enacting a new farm bill before the current Agricultural Act of 2014 expires at the end of September. ASA President … Read More »