The American Soybean Association and U.S. soybean farmers are committed to efforts that support sustainability, which includes environmental, economic, and social pillars, along with conservation. ASA farmer-leaders appreciate the opportunity to be engaged in legislative, regulatory, and importantly, on-farm efforts now that will preserve the future of farming and our world at large later.
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Sustainability policy in Washington DC is a moving target. Through executive orders, rulemaking, and legislation, ASA must be prepared to help shape and react to a variety of proposals. In 2021, ASA agreed to a set of sustainability policy principles intended to help guide our advocacy efforts. The topline principles include:
Industry GoalsSoy Sustainability CommitmentSoy Goals Working with U.N. GoalsSoy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP)
Statistics & StudiesProgress in Soy StatesSustainable Farming PracticesPrecision AgricultureClimate-Friendly FarmingProtecting Monarchs, Other Pollinators & Wildlife
Keystone Monarch Collaborative
Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA)
Farmers for a Sustainable Future (FSF)
ASA Conservation Legacy AwardsASA Conservation ChampionsCafé Green AwardASA/Walton Family Foundation Grants
ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH)Building the Biodiesel IndustryBiobased Soy Products
Learn about policy issues ASA is working on and which issues need your support.