Weekly News

Feed Course Promotes U.S. Soy to Nigeria, Cambodia Buyers

A group of feed millers, animal nutritionists, ingredient buyers, and others from Cambodia and Nigeria gained a better understanding of soy utilization and instructions on purchasing U.S. ingredients during a recent ­­feed manufacturing course hosted by the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH), in collaboration with Northern Crops Institute … Read More »

Soy Growers Called to Participate in ARMS Survey

Attention soybean growers! In the next few weeks, a USDA representative may contact you to participate in the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). ARMS is the only USDA survey that assesses farm production practices and resource use, and the economic well-being of America’s farm businesses and households. Make your voice heard! Please help provide input … Read More »

Checkoff Hosts State Soybean Summit

Last week USB staff hosted the State Soybean Summit in St. Louis. The first-of-its-kind event featured a project overview, research discussion, communications roundtable and compliance conversation. More than 60 QSSB and soybean leaders participated in the four-day meeting, including Wendy Brannen and Jessica Wharton of ASA. For many it was the first opportunity to meet … Read More »

ASA’s WISHH to Launch Aqua Feed Program in Cambodia

The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) WISHH Program is building on its successful track record in aquaculture development by launching the Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST) – Cambodia. CAST will connect trade and development by accelerating production of high-demand fish species for the Cambodian market and developing a lasting aquaculture industry that recognizes the … Read More »

New ‘NAFTA’ Announced: Soybean Growers Pleased Administration has Reached Deal with Canada and Mexico

The Administration’s announcement that it has reached an agreement with Canada, bringing to fruition a trilateral trade agreement including Mexico, is welcome news for soy growers. Once approved by Congress, a finalized U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement will bring stability back to the North American markets. Under NAFTA, U.S. soy exports to Canada and Mexico were almost $3 … Read More »

Soy Family Participates in Taiwan Goodwill Mission and Signing Ceremony

U.S. soybean farmers have been present and active developing demand and utilization of soy in Taiwan for nearly 50 years. During a Washington visit this week, Yau-Kuen Hung, chairman of the Taiwan Vegetable Association and Wade Cowan, past president of the American Soybean Association, signed a commitment by the Taiwan soy industry to purchase an … Read More »

Soy Leaders Talk Trade in the News

Here’s a look at soy leaders talking trade in the news this week: ASA Concerned About Long-Term Consequences Of Trade War  ASA Using #NeedNAFTA To Promote Trade  Trade War May Impact 2019 Soybean Plantings

Farm Bill Unlikely Before Lame Duck Session

With the end of Fiscal Year 2018 approaching this weekend, time will run out on the farm bill. Major programs, including crop insurance and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, will continue because they are permanently authorized and funded. The 2014 Act also provides funding through the marketing year for 2018 program crops, but … Read More »

USB Proactive in Conveying Safety of U.S. Soy Meal, Monitoring Foreign Swine Disease Outbreaks

United Soybean Board (USB) has been monitoring for weeks a recent outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Chinese herds, which has subsequently been confirmed in parts of Western Europe. There are no reports of ASF in the United States, but USB is encouraging U.S. pork producers to practice extra care with imported meal or … Read More »

WISHH Protein Workshop Participants Predict Increased Trade with U.S.

Participants in ASA/WISHH’s Affordable Protein Supply: Solving the Institutional Meals Puzzle Workshop foresee increased trade with the United States as a result of WISHH’s event. WISHH convened the Indiana Soybean Alliance-supported Workshop at Purdue University in August and participant survey results are in, showing potential for increased inclusion of U.S. soy in institutional meals abroad. … Read More »