News Releases

ASA’s Heisdorffer Testifies on Importance of Trade with China

American Soybean Association (ASA) President John Heisdorffer today provided testimony before the House Committee on Ways and Means on the potential impact of Chinese tariffs on U.S. soybeans. Heisdorffer, who farms in Keota, Iowa, highlighted the importance of maintaining China as a robust market for U.S. soybean exports, and the lasting effects implemented tariffs and … Read More »

Chinese Retaliation is No Longer a ‘What If’ for Soybean Farmers

Following China’s announcement of a proposed 25 percent tariff on imported U.S. soybeans, the American Soybean Association (ASA) is again expressing its extreme frustration about the escalation of a trade war with the largest customer of U.S. soybeans, and calling on the White House to reconsider the tariffs that led to this retaliation. China purchases … Read More »

Soy Growers: Retaliation by China Will Cost Farmers Their Livelihoods

Following the announcement of approximately $60 billion in tariffs against Chinese goods under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 Thursday, the American Soybean Association (ASA) reiterated its significant concern about the potential for China to retaliate against U.S. soybeans. China is the largest purchaser of U.S. soybeans, consuming nearly a third of U.S. … Read More »

ASA DuPont Young Leaders Explore Issues, Participate in Leadership Training

The 34th class of American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young Leaders completed their training, Feb. 25 – March 2, 2018 in conjunction with the annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show in Anaheim, Calif. “The ASA DuPont Young Leader Program has provided the soybean industry and all of agriculture strong and well-connected leaders,” ASA President … Read More »

ASA Raises Concerns on Possible Retaliation for Steel Tariffs, Requests Meeting with President

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has expressed the organization’s serious concerns to President Donald Trump over the potential for retaliation by China in response to proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, and requested a meeting with the president to discuss the issue. In a letter today, ASA President and Iowa farmer John Heisdorffer urged the … Read More »

ASA Strongly Opposes RIN Cap

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today voiced strong opposition to a cap on the price of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), an action that would significantly undermine the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The concept of a cap on RIN prices has been proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and has been the subject … Read More »

Soybean Growers: Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Harm Farmers

The American Soybean Association (ASA) responded forcefully to tariffs signed into action today by President Donald Trump, saying that the measures could likely lead to retaliation by affected countries and arguing that soybean exports are a prime target given their prominent role in U.S. agricultural trade. ASA President and Iowa farmer John Heisdorffer released the … Read More »

White House Holds Meetings to Discuss RFS, Biodiesel

In response to ongoing requests from anti-Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) interests, President Donald Trump and the Administration have held multiple meetings with stakeholders, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and biodiesel companies, to hear perspectives and determine if any actions would be agreeable to both sides. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) proposed placing a hard … Read More »

2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim Attracts Over 8,000

More than 8,000 farmers, agriculture leaders and ag advocates converged on the Anaheim Convention Center to Grow Beyond as the 2018 Commodity Classic took place Feb. 27-Mar.1 in California. Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. Preliminary numbers are out – this year brought 8,055 registered attendees including a record number … Read More »

ASA, BASF Award Iowa Student with 2018 Soy Scholarship

McKenna Nielsen, of Audubon, Iowa, received the 2018-19 Soy Scholarship award, sponsored by BASF and the American Soybean Association (ASA). The scholarship is a $5,000 award presented to an exceptional high school senior who excels in both academics and in leadership roles, and plans to pursue a degree in an agriculture-related field at an accredited … Read More »