Animal agriculture is the soybean industry’s largest customer, and more than 90 percent of U.S. soybeans produced are used as a high-quality protein source for animal feed.
ASA supports implementation of marine aquaculture policies that will lead to development of a domestic offshore aquaculture industry.
The soybean industry is partnering with companies and investing resources into biobased product development.
ASA’s appropriations priorities are to protect funding for crop insurance, export market development programs (FMD and MAP), food aid, agricultural research, conservation practices on working lands, and Inland Waterways and Harbor Maintenance Trust Funds.
As an industry, soy is looking to grow the economies of countries that are less developed to provide greater trade opportunities in the future.