Congrats #Beans4Monarchs Winners!

Three randomly-selected participants who shared their unique monarch/ monarch habitat pics on Facebook and Twitter have been selected from among almost 100 photo and video entries. Congratulations to our winners: Ryan Heineger, Iowa Sherri Melton, Michigan Laura Vecchio, Nebraska The contest generated almost 150-thousand social media impressions and brought in participants from top soybean-producing states … 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 »

Monarch Support Coming to ASA’s Social Pages in September

While trade issues remain top priority for the soy industry, the American Soybean Association (ASA) is taking a moment this fall to illuminate the importance of monarch habitat in its overall conservation efforts, which include soil and water quality, and pollinator preservation. Starting September 5 and running through October 5, ASA’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook … Read More »

ASA Meets With Defense Logistics Agency about Soy Ingredients

The American Soybean Association (ASA) staff met this week with the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support staff to discuss the health benefits of soy and ways to improve communication. The goals for the meeting were the prompt reexamination of DLA’s previously announced ingredient restrictions and the facilitation of future communications … Read More »

USDA Announces RFA for Commodity Boards to Leverage Research Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) posted a Request for Applications (RFA) in the Federal Register, asking for commodity boards to submit topics and provide matching funding under the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grants Program. Commodity boards are asked to submit research topics by July … Read More »

ASA Signs Letters in Support of USDA Ag Research Funding

The American Soybean Association (ASA) signed onto letters in support of funding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s  (USDA) Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) at $525 million for FY 2019 to strengthen rural economies, public health and U.S. national security. The letters, signed by 50 organizations, were submitted to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of … Read More »

Agriculture Advocacy Organizations, Commodity Groups and Science Institutions Call for Doubling of USDA Research Budget

Washington, DC (October 20, 2017)—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) research, education, and extension budget should be doubled to $6 billion during the five-year life of the 2018 Farm Bill, according to a broad coalition of 63 organizations, including the American Soybean Association. The coalition submitted its request today in a letter to House and … Read More »

UPDATE: Defense Logistics Agency Rescinds Notice on Soy Products in Military Dining Instillations

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has rescinded its earlier notice that would have required food manufacturers to disclose prohibited ingredients by Sept. 30, so that those products could be removed from meals served in dining facilities or onboard a ship. Included on the list of prohibited ingredients was Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Isolated Soybean Protein … Read More »

New Project to Increase Soybean Yields by Harnessing Photosynthesis

Information provided by FFAR. A new project aims to more efficiently turn the sun’s energy into food and sustainably increase worldwide food productivity. The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), a nonprofit organization established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill, is contributing $15 million to a five-year, $45-million research project at … Read More »

Research Interests Work Toward Common Position for Farm Bill

Agricultural research stakeholders met in a session convened by the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) to refine proposals for the Research Title of the farm bill. The American Soybean Association (ASA) is a founding member of SoAR. The broad group of stakeholders included representatives from production agriculture, as well many science societies, universities and nutrition … Read More »