Sustainability

USB, ASA Present Webinar on Tech Tools to Improve Growing Season Management Practices on March 29

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the United Soybean Board (USB) are pleased to present the second webinar in a series of three webinars designed to help soybean farmers understand how new technology and effective data management can help improve the sustainability of their operations. On March 29, at 12 p.m. Central Time, learn more about … Read More »

ASA Congratulates the 2018 Winners of the Conservation Legacy Awards

The American Soybean Association (ASA) presented Mark Schleisman, from Lake City, Iowa, with the 2018 National Conservation Legacy Award during the annual ASA Awards Banquet on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif. The regional winners of the 2018 Conservation Legacy Awards included: Mark Schleisman, Lake City, Iowa (Midwest Region) David and Linda … Read More »

Collaboration Brings Conservationists and Agriculture Industry Together to Help the Iconic Monarch Butterfly

Farmers For Monarchs, a broad-based collaboration aimed at addressing on-farm conservation efforts, was launched last week at Commodity Classic, America’s largest farmer-led convention and trade show. The American Soybean Association (ASA) is a partner in the collaboration. This unprecedented, united effort by farmers, ranchers, landowners, the agriculture industry, conservation groups and others seeks to encourage … Read More »

ASA Congratulates the 2018 Regional Winners of the Conservation Legacy Awards

The American Soybean Association (ASA) presented Mark Schleisman, from Lake City, Iowa, with the 2018 National Conservation Legacy Award during the annual ASA Awards Banquet on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif. The national award winner is selected from three regional award winners.The following people were awarded a regional Conservation Legacy Award: … Read More »

Iowa Farmer Wins National Conservation Legacy Award

The American Soybean Association (ASA) presented Mark Schleisman, from Lake City, Iowa, with the 2018 National Conservation Legacy Award during the annual ASA Awards Banquet on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif. Prior to Schleisman’s recognition as the program’s national winner, he was named the Midwest Regional winner of the Conservation Legacy … Read More »

Honey Bee Health Coalition: Supporting Honey Bees and Soybean Producers

The Honey Bee Health Coalition has developed a series of best management practices for soybean growers in an effort to continue supporting collaborative solutions to help achieve a healthy population of honey bees in the context of productive agricultural systems and thriving ecosystems. This important initiative is aimed at helping soybean producers — whose crops cover nearly … Read More »

Soy Growers Brief Congressional Staff on Soybeans, Sustainability

American Soybean Association (ASA) Chairman and Delaware farmer Richard Wilkins traveled to Washington this week to brief congressional staff on the basics of soybean production and how sustainability factors in to the decisions that soybean farmers make at each stage in the production process. Additionally, Wilkins spoke to the essential nature of biotechnology and how … 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 »

Application Deadline for Conservation Legacy Awards Extended to Sept. 15

Share the story of how conservation is part of your farm operation, and you could be recognized with a Conservation Legacy Award at the next Commodity Classic, Feb. 27 – March 1, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. This program showcases farm management practices of U.S. soybean producers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable. If you’re … Read More »

ASAAP Meeting Focuses on Regulations and Sustainability

Members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) Action Partnership (ASAAP) met in Essex, Vt. to discuss issues, regulations and policy affecting the soybean industry. In addition to ASA policy updates and an industry forum, panels focused on agriculture sustainability, GMO labeling and the initial debate in Vermont, and tax reform and its affects on agriculture. … Read More »