Weekly News

Additional Tariffs on China Will Escalate Effect on American Beans

President Donald Trump announced this week that the U.S. will impose 10 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports next Monday. That 10 percent is slated to rise to 25 percent in January. China has already vowed to retaliate, and the President has said that, should it do so, he would impose … Read More »

WISHH Hosts Nigerian Fish Feed Workshop

The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) organized a fish feed and management workshop in Ibadan, Nigeria at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture this week. The workshop was funded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Emerging Markets Program, and provided WISHH with important insight, which will … Read More »

American Soybean Association Seeks Candidates for Soy Scholarship

The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to give a scholarship to a high school senior interested in pursuing agriculture. The Soy Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time award presented to a high school senior who plans to pursue agriculture as an area of study at any accredited college or university in the 2019-20 academic year. The … Read More »

Congress Passes Waterways Bills

This week the House and Senate acted on bills that address annual funding of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers waterways functions and the biannual reauthorization of the inland waterways programs.  These are bills supported by the American Soybean Association (ASA), to continue the progress toward updating our inland waterways infrastructure that is vital to the … Read More »

USB, ASA Participate in the Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis

In partnership with the United Soybean Board (USB), the American Soybean Association (ASA) participated in the Ag Innovation Showcase held Sept. 10-12, at the Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis. The Ag Innovation Showcase gathers over 400 of the top decision makers and innovators in the agricultural sciences. There are eight industries represented at the … Read More »

Soy Leaders Participate in Advocacy Training

A new group of soy leaders headed to Washington, D.C. this week to learn more about being an effective advocate for their farms and the entire industry. The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) fourth class of Advocacy Communications Team (ACT) members spent the week learning how to share their story, advocate on issues that affect their … Read More »

Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton Hangs Up Lab Coat

Syngenta’s Dr. Mary-Dell Chilton, a founder of biotechnology, is retiring after a celebrated career—but her efforts will continue to influence progress in agriculture and for humanity for generations to come. As a founder of modern plant biotechnology, Chilton is directly linked to the world’s incredible improvements in crop productivity over the past two decades. Her … Read More »

PodTalk: Checkoff Makes a Difference for Soybean Farmers

In this PodTalk we’ll discuss how the United Soybean Board and soy checkoff are working to add value to U. S. soybeans—and help ensure a strong and profitable future for U.S. soybean farmers.

September President’s Message

Hello Soy Family, The days certainly aren’t getting any cooler here in Iowa, but Labor Day means harvest isn’t too far around the corner. August was a busy month for everyone at ASA, and I’m looking forward to taking time in September to do what I’m most passionate about—farm, and harvest. Looking back on August, … Read More »

BNSF Meeting Overviews Impact of Trade Issues on Rail System

American Soybean Association (ASA) board members Bill Gordon (MN) and Kevin Scott (SD), along with ASA staff, participated in the BNSF Ag Rail Business Council meeting in Washington, D.C. this week. The council is a forum for dialogue between BNSF and their ag customers. A significant topic of discussion at the meeting this week was … Read More »