News Releases

Soy Growers Look to USMCA

May 20, 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed news on Friday that leaders from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada reached a deal which would lift the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs, removing a major roadblock to passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement....

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This Week in U.S. Soy Market Development

May 17, 2019

While several key U.S. trade relationships hang in the balance and tensions mount, USSEC is actively working to grow new markets for U.S. soy worldwide. Just this week, grower-leaders and partners participated in five events bringing together current and potential customers representing...

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Tariff Talk

May 16, 2019

Tariffs are back in the media spotlight—which means soybean growers are, as well. Soy leaders at the state and national levels have fielded scores of interviews this week regarding the U.S.-China trade war, its impact on them, and why our...

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House Bill a Positive First Step on Waterways Infrastructure Annual Funding

May 16, 2019

This week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development passed its FY20 draft funding bill, which covers funding for the Army Corps of Engineers, including inland waterways infrastructure programs and projects. The bill proposes total funding for the...

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Soy Growers Are Fed Up with Tariffs

May 13, 2019

U.S. soybean farmers remain frustrated by the lack of progress between the U.S. and China in resolving the trade war, which continues to immediately threaten soy prices and, if not resolved, farmers’ ability to stay in business. The American Soybean...

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Leading Agriculture Commodities Oppose Additional Tariffs on Chinese Goods

May 10, 2019

Today, the U.S. Trade Representative moved forward with increasing the tariff rate from 10 to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Farmers across the country are extremely concerned by the actions taken today by President Trump and...

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House Committee Passes Bill to Provide Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Revenues

May 9, 2019

The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday approved by voice vote, a bill which would spend the entire harbor maintenance tax revenues on its intended purpose, rather than diverting a portion of the funds to the General Treasury for...

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ASA/WISHH CAST Cambodia Partner Team Meets in St. Louis

May 9, 2019

ASA’s WISHH program hosted Cambodia-based staff and international subcontractors in St. Louis this week to plan the roll out of the ASA/WISHH USDA-funded Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST) activities for 2020-23. Present at the meeting were representatives from...

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Trade War Only Getting Worse for Soy Farmers Fearful for their Future

May 7, 2019

In what could easily be described as “worst case” for America’s soybean growers, the Trump Administration has confirmed what the industry has feared for months: Heavier tariffs on Chinese goods are planned for Friday, May 10. “This is a predicament...

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Wendy Brannen and Abby Podkul Promoted Within American Soybean Association

May 2, 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) announces the promotion of two staff members in an organizational realignment aimed at elevating ASA’s success as the industry’s policy organization. Wendy Brannen, who has served as Director of Policy Communications, has been promoted to...

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