Weekly News

Commodity Classic Early Registration Discount Ends January 20

Commodity Classic is less than two months away, and growers are encouraged to take advantage of the lowest rate by registering before the early discount deadline of midnight, Jan. 20. Registering early will save attendees up to $50. Hotels are currently available, but are booking up fast. Free shuttle service is available to and from … Read More »

ASA’s Soybean Leadership College Rocks, Rolls in Memphis

More than 170 farmers and state soybean leaders gathered in Memphis this week for ASA’s 13th annual Soybean Leadership College. The event provided opportunities for future and current soybean industry grower-leaders and state staff to learn how to engage other soybean producers, consumers, legislators, government officials and media, and more effectively tell the story of agriculture. … Read More »

ASA, FMC, NACHURS Announce Soy Booster Field Trial Program for 2013

ASA is excited to announce a new partnership with FMC Corporation and NACHURS. ASA is seeking 125 growers across the soybean belt to enroll and conduct a Soy Booster field trial on their farms during the 2013 production season. ASA, FMC and NACHURS will work with participating growers to conduct field trials utilizing FMC’s Capture … Read More »

Soy Transportation Coalition Releases Study on Funding of Locks and Dams

The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC), which includes ASA, 11 state soybean boards, and the United Soybean Board (USB), released a study entitled “New Approaches for U.S. Lock and Dam Maintenance and Funding.” The study was conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University and highlights the inadequacies of the current efforts of managing our lock … Read More »

Mississippi Water Levels Expected to Sustain Barge Traffic Through January

This week the Army Corps of Engineers indicated that the Mississippi River will be able to sustain navigation through the end of January for towboats and barges at a 9-foot draft. The Corps attributed the good news to successful work to remove the rock pinnacles and the release of additional water from the Carlyle Lake … Read More »

Minnesota Growers at Send Off for Soybeans to WISHH Project in Afghanistan

Minnesota Soybean farmer-leaders and staff met at the Albert Lea Seed House on Feb. 1 to witness the final preparations of soybean seeds that will make a 7000-plus-mile journey to Afghanistan. U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) transport planes will fly the 2,517 bushels of seeds to the ASA/World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) … Read More »

WISHH Committee Treasurer Visits ASA

Dan Farney, Illinois Soybean Association secretary and treasurer of the WISHH Committee, visited the ASA offices on Jan. 2, where he met with WISHH management staff and the ASA accounting department. Dan was elected treasurer of committee at its July 2012 meeting. The WISHH Committee, is a standing committee of ASA, consists of 16 members … Read More »

ASA All-Star Recruiters – Get Ready to Get Your Game On!

ASA is once again conducting an All-Stars Recruiter Tournament. ASA is giving recruiters—the best-of-the-best recruiters in the country—an opportunity to show who are the ultimate recruiters. The Top 128 recruiters are matched up for a head-to-head membership recruiting competition based on state levels in five brackets. The winner of each bracket will receive a trip … Read More »

Join ASA’s Quarterly Recruiting Challenges for Members, State Associations

A new quarterly recruiting challenge for all ASA members and state associations is giving the chance to win prizes like an Amazon Kindle Fire, iPad Mini or Sony Flip video camera. Eligibility: Any member who recruits or renews 10 members during a quarter will be entered in a drawing to win the quarterly prize. For … Read More »

Update on Mississippi River Lower Water Levels

ASA, the waterways industry, agriculture industry partners, and other stakeholders continue to closely watch water levels on the Mississippi River and work to prevent a severe disruption in barge traffic. In response to concerns raised by industry stakeholders, the Corps of Engineers expedited issuance of contracts to begin removing rock pinnacles in the Mississippi River … Read More »