In addition to supporting monarchs through national policy initiatives and communications channels, ASA has an advocacy team devoted to conservation efforts, and its board members are extremely active in their involvement and public outreach at the state and national levels.
Soy farmers support the careful registration and use of pesticides, and they also take proactive steps to support and protect our pollinators.
ASA amplifies to its members HabiTally, a habitat-tallying app created by The Climate Corporation in conjunction with Bayer Crop Science and then donated to Iowa State University to remain a transparent, public entity in support of monarch conservation. This iOS mobile application (app) with an Android version brings biodiversity and agriculture together, enabling farmers, ranchers, landowners, and private citizens to record their monarch habitat data (while protecting personal privacy), and share the information with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) to help with monarch recovery and other pollinator conservation initiatives.
Read more about soy farmers’ efforts to protect wildlife in our Progress in Soy States section.