Weekly News

Soy Growers Join New Initiative to Protect & Modernize NAFTA for the 21st Century

The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports the Americans for Farmers & Families (AFF), a new coalition of growers, producers, suppliers and consumers dedicated to preserving the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA has greatly benefited the U.S. through strong job growth, higher wages and low consumer prices, and has particularly enabled a booming agricultural … Read More »

Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Rule Revoking Soy Protein/CHD Authorized Health Claim

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed revoking the unqualified health claim regarding soy protein and coronary heart disease (CHD) and changing it to a qualified claim. If your state is planning to submit comments on the agency’s proposed rule to revoke the authorized health claim on the relationship between soy protein and reduced … Read More »

U.S. Soybean Meal Delivered to Senegal, West Africa

A 20 ft. container of U.S. soybean meal supplied by Michigan soybean processor Zeeland Farm Services Inc. arrived at the Port of Dakar in Senegal, West Africa in early January. The World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) ordered the shipment for use in a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded Emerging Markets Program … Read More »

Soy Growers Attend Farm Bureau Annual Convention

American Soybean Association (ASA) Vice President Davie Stephens and his wife Judy were invited guests at President Donald Trump’s address to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF ) annual meeting at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center on this week. In his speech, the president laid out details of the report released by the … Read More »

ASA Highlights Importance of Soybeans to AgChairs Summit in Kansas City

American Soybean Association (ASA) Chairman Ron Moore took part in the annual Ag Chairs Summit meeting of the State Agriculture and Rural Leaders in Kansas City last week, interacting with lawmakers and officials from across the U.S. and Canada. Moore had the opportunity to speak to attendees about the basics of soybean farming, and the … Read More »

Farmers, Ag Students Discuss Trade, Sustainability and Effective Leadership

Agricultural industry front runners met in St. Louis this week for the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) 18th annual Soybean Leadership College (SLC), where they discussed the ag outlook for 2018, effective leadership and how to talk to consumers about modern agriculture. SLC provides current and future agricultural industry leaders with training to effectively promote the … Read More »

2018 Commodity Classic Boasts Impressive Schedule of Educational Sessions

Education is a hallmark of Commodity Classic and this year’s schedule is one of the most robust in recent memory. The 2018 Commodity Classic will be held Feb. 27-March 1 in Anaheim, Calif.  Attendees can register for all three days or register for one day only. Gerry Hayden, a Kentucky farmer and co-chair of the … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Presents Poster at Cambodian Conference

The American Soybean Association (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) presented a poster on the role of soybean trade in the intensification of the Cambodian livestock sector at the First International Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (SAIN) Conference this week. More than 140 attendees from 16 countries participated in this conference, put … Read More »

Early 2018 Brings Deadlines on Trade

With so much focus in recent months on the status of negotiations on a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) agreement, it’s important to keep all of the other key trade developments coming in 2018 in mind as well. In the past two days, several news outlets have explained in helpful detail, the range of … Read More »

Commodity Classic Early Registration Discount Ends Jan. 11

Only a few days remain to take advantage of early registration discounts for the 2018 Commodity Classic held on Tuesday, February 27 through March 1, 2018 in Anaheim, Calif. The last day for early registration discounts is Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Lesser registration discounts are available through Jan. 29. Registration fees vary depending on the number … Read More »