News Releases

EPA’s Proposed Biofuels Volumes a Big Miss for Soybean Farmers

July 8, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday that the biomass-based diesel and advanced biofuels volumes will not grow. In addition, EPA has again failed to account for the significant gallons lost due to Small Refinery Exemptions, which makes the...

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Anniversary of China Tariffs No Cause for Celebration for Soy Growers

July 6, 2019

Anniversaries often evoke fond memories and collective cheers, but for soybean growers, this past year has been far from positive and instead the most challenging in a generation: The July 6 one-year mark of 25% tariffs placed on U.S. beans...

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ASA Disappointed in Commerce Decision to Reduce Duties on Subsidized Biodiesel Imports

July 3, 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) would like to express the concerns of soybean farmers across the country regarding the preliminary decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to reduce existing countervailing duties on imports of unfairly subsidized biodiesel from...

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ASA, Corteva Agriscience Seek Young Leader Applicants

July 2, 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and Corteva Agriscience are seeking applicants for the 2019-20 Young Leader Program. The Young Leader Program, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience and ASA, is a two-phase educational program for actively farming individuals and couples who are...

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ASA Testifies on Impacts of Trade War

June 19, 2019

American Soybean Association (ASA) Board Member and Missouri farmer Ronnie Russell appeared today before the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy, testifying on the impact of trade and tariffs on soybean producers and...

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ASA Seeks Nominations for Annual Soy Recognition Awards

June 17, 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to recognize exceptional soy volunteers and leaders—and we need your help. During ASA’s annual awards banquet, individuals will be recognized and honored for state association volunteerism, distinguished leadership achievements and long-term, significant contributions to...

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Soybean Industry Applauds Biotech Executive Order

June 12, 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauds the President, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their work to improve the regulatory process for biotechnology by ensuring decisions are transparent, timely...

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ASA President Joins Corteva Agriscience™ at NYSE Opening Bell Ceremony

June 3, 2019

American Soybean Association (ASA) President Davie Stephens will join Corteva Agriscience™ at 9:30 a.m. EST today for the opening bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to mark the company’s official launch. “It’s an honor to join Corteva...

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Soybean Growers Attend White House Event to Hear President on Trade

May 23, 2019

After months of hardships suffered as a result of the U.S.-China trade war, American soybean growers accepted an invitation from President Trump to hear his plan to support farmers as the tariff battle with China persists. “We appreciate that our...

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Soybean Growers Appreciate Assistance for Now, Still Need Long Term Relief

May 23, 2019

The news from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue of trade mitigation including, most importantly to soy, Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments and Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) program funding, is news welcomed by soy growers who have suffered from the...

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