Weekly News

Soy Leaders ‘Engage’ with Biodiesel Industry

Representatives from the soybean industry, including 11 ASA directors, attended the annual National Biodiesel Board (NBB) conference this week in San Diego, Calif., where over 800 attendees brought the conference “Engage” theme to life. ASA directors met biodiesel manufactures, fuel distributors, fleet managers, and state regulators from across the country. “This is always a good … Read More »

Register Now: Limited Seating Left for Annual ASA Banquet Commodity Classic

The annual ASA Awards Banquet brings state affiliates and ASA members from across the country together to celebrate the accomplishments of soy leaders and their outstanding work to benefit U.S. soybean farmers and the entire soybean industry. Awards recognize volunteers, leadership, lifetime contribution to the soy industry, and conservation stewardship. The ASA Awards Banquet is … Read More »

FSA Reopening Offices and Extended Deadline for MFP Applications

Secretary Sonny Perdue announced this week that all FSA offices nationwide will reopen beginning on Thursday, Jan. 24.  Additionally, the deadline to apply for the Market Facilitation Program has been extended to Feb. 14. Agricultural producers who have business with the agency can contact their FSA service center to make an appointment. FSA staff will … Read More »

WISHH Work Increases U.S. Soy Demand for Ghana Poultry Feed

ASA/WISHH Project Director, AMPLIFIES Erica Morrow and Manager of Program Operations Eric DeMerit traveled to Ghana earlier this month to monitor program activities and provide support to staff assigned to the USDA Food for Progress program. The AMPLIFIES Program, along with complementary market development work by ASA/WISHH ,has led to an increase in demand of … Read More »

ASA Directors Talk U.S. Soy, Trade in China

American Soybean Association (ASA) Director Caleb Ragland participated in the 7th U.S.–China Swine Industry Symposium and met with customer company representatives during his trip to Beijing in early January. He delivered the opening remarks on behalf of the U.S. soy industry during the symposium, promoting the advantages of U.S. soybeans and addressing the current trade … Read More »

WISHH launches an RFP to Conduct a Baseline Assessment for CAST Cambodia

The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for conducting the baseline study under the Food for Progress (FFPr) 2018 Project funded by the United States Department for Agriculture (USDA) and implemented by the Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST) project in … Read More »

RFS Waivers Questioned at Wheeler Confirmation Hearing

On Wednesday the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee held a hearing on the confirmation of Andrew Wheeler to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler has been serving as the acting EPA Administrator since Scott Pruitt resigned. While many of the questions and most of the media reporting on the hearing … Read More »

Alabama Soybean & Corn Growers Association Celebrates 50 Years

The Alabama Soybean & Corn Growers Association celebrated their 50th anniversary during their annual meeting this week. Since its inception, the grower members of the Alabama Soybean and Corn Growers Association have served as leaders, pioneers and advocates for the soy industry. The association has made invaluable contributions to not only the soybean industry, but … Read More »

ASA Appreciates USTR’s Inclusion of Ag in EU Trade Talks

As the U.S. begins prepping for trade negotiations with the European Union (EU), the Trump Administration is demanding agriculture be on the table. U.S. law requires the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to publish objectives 30 days prior to negotiations. Today, the Administration included in its negotiating objectives a set of ag-related demands, which has been … Read More »

Soy Leaders Gain Knowledge to Promote Industry

Agricultural industry leaders met in St. Charles, Mo. this week, for a two-day training to effectively promote the soybean industry, communicate key agricultural messages and work to expand U.S. soybean market opportunities domestically and internationally, while networking with growers from across the country. More than 100 participants attended this year’s conference. The 2019 program included … Read More »