News Releases

McKalip Confirmation Crosses Finish Line Before Christmas

December 22, 2022

Washington, D.C. Dec. 22, 2022.  The U.S. Senate has delivered another Christmas gift to soy growers! Doug McKalip, President Biden’s nominee to serve as Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, has been confirmed to the...

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Cambodian Aquaculturist Association Meeting & Trade Show Draws 200

December 22, 2022

The Cambodian Aquaculturist Association’s third annual meeting and trade show attracted 200 participants on Dec. 8-9 in Phnom Penh. ASA/WISHH helped launch the now 900-member strong association and continues to work closely with it through the USDA-funded Commercialization of Aquaculture...

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Three Cheers for Taylor Confirmation!

December 21, 2022

Washington, D.C. Dec. 21, 2022. The American Soybean Association is elated that the Senate has, after a prolonged wait, confirmed Alexis Taylor to be USDA’s Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. ASA and myriad other ag groups have pushed...

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USDA Bioproduct Funding Paves Way for Soy Oil Rubber to Hit the Road!

December 21, 2022

Low-cost, longer-lasting soy oil option one of three pilot proposals selected Washington, D.C. Dec. 21, 2022. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced projects that will be funded through its National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Bioproduct Pilot Program, and...

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Tidings of Joy for Soy from Several Omnibus Provisions

December 20, 2022

Washington, D.C. Dec. 20, 2022. Santa is not the only one who pitter patters overnight in December; Congress was at work in the wee morning hours of Dec. 20, hammering out an omnibus appropriations bill that, if passed by the...

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ASA, Other Ag Groups Engage in Oral Arguments in Chlorpyrifos Lawsuit

December 15, 2022

Groups ask court to vacate unscientific rule, restore safe ag uses of chlorpyrifos Washington, D.C. Dec. 16, 2022. The American Soybean Association and 19 other agricultural groups argued before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 15 in Red River...

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ASA/WISHH Presents CAST Success in World Aquaculture Trade Show

December 15, 2022

ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health Program and the Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade-Cambodia Project attended a world aquaculture conference in Singapore this week. The group gathered at World Aquaculture Singapore, a major international trade show where...

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Soy to Start New Year with New Industry Relations Lead

December 12, 2022

ASA Welcomes Melanie Fitzpatrick as Executive Director of State & Industry Relations Washington, D.C. Dec. 12, 2022. The American Soybean Association is pleased to announce Melanie Fitzpatrick will join its senior management team Jan. 3. Fitzpatrick, who most recently worked...

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American Soybean Association, Plains Cotton Growers Engage in Oral Arguments in Dicamba Lawsuit

December 9, 2022

Grower Groups Ask Court to Clarify Jurisdictional Rules, Insist EPA Must Use Best Available Science Washington, D.C. Dec. 9, 2022. The American Soybean Association and Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., argued before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 8 in...

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ASA Elects 2023 Executive Committee, Welcomes 13 New Board Members

December 8, 2022

St. Louis, MO. Dec. 8, 2022. During its annual meeting in St. Louis this week, the American Soybean Association elected the leaders who will guide the organization through the coming year’s top advocacy priorities, including the much-anticipated 2023 Farm Bill,...

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