News Releases

ASA Survey Paints Harsh Reality of ESA Herbicide Strategy on Soy Farmers

February 21, 2024

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed pesticide registration plans to meet its Endangered Species Act obligations that could significantly affect farmers’ livelihoods. With U.S. soybean farmers concerned over the impacts of these proposals, which include the Vulnerable Species Pilot Program...

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Houston: Home of the Astros, Astronauts—& ASA!!!

February 20, 2024

Okay, maybe Houston is not the permanent home of the American Soybean Association, but it is for three glorious days during the 2024 Commodity Classic, “New Frontiers in Agriculture!” As you pack for Houston and plan your 2024 Commodity Classic...

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2024 Commodity Classic: Double the Opportunity to Hear Directly from the Country’s Key Leaders on Agriculture Priorities

February 16, 2024

Washington, D.C. (Feb. 16, 2024). In an unprecedented opportunity for Commodity Classic attendees, both United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan will keynote the General Session of this year’s event, fast approaching...

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ASA Applauds EPA Existing Stocks Order for Dicamba Ahead of Soy Planting

February 14, 2024

Washington, D.C. Feb. 14, 2024.  With millions of dollars of product on the line and few fast alternatives available before spring planting, the American Soybean Association is exceptionally appreciative of the Environmental Protection Agency’s swift actions to issue an existing...

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ASA to EPA: We Need a Dicamba Existing Stocks Order Stat!

February 8, 2024

Dicamba Court Order Puts Farmers in Immediate, Costly Bind ASA Imploring Administration to Help Farmers Fast Approaching Spring Planting Season The American Soybean Association—the national advocacy organization for the industry—and 26 soy state affiliates have sent a letter to the...

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Illinois Soybean Growers Join WISHH in Cambodia

January 18, 2024

ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health program welcomed farmer leaders and staff from the Illinois Soybean Association to Cambodia this week for updates on WISHH's aquaculture and feed activities. The ISA delegation visited Cambodia from Jan. 17-19, engaging...

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California’s Proposed Changes to Fuels Program Presents Mixed Bag for Soybeans

January 11, 2024

Dr.  Scott Gerlt • ASA Chief Economist California is the land of redwoods, Hollywood, and renewable diesel. The state accounted for 10% of gasoline consumption and 7% of diesel consumption in the U.S. in 2021.[i] Only Texas consumed more gasoline...

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College Students Eligible to Apply for 2024 ASA, Valent Ag Voices of the Future Program

December 22, 2023

The American Soybean Association is now accepting applications for the Valent Ag Voices of the Future program, which will be held July 15-18, 2024, in conjunction with the summer ASA board meeting and Soy Issues Forum in Washington, D.C. The...

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ASA/WISHH International Partners Shine at Global Food Security Dialogue

December 21, 2023

ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health program recently highlighted its collaboration with international strategic partners, emphasizing the role of U.S. soy in global food security. Supported by the United Soybean Board, WISHH's Take Action for Global Food Security...

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Growers Commend Chlorpyrifos Restoration, EPA Commitment to Science-based Process

December 19, 2023

Washington, D.C. Dec. 19, 2023. In response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest announcement that it will restore uses of chlorpyrifos and commit to a science-based review of the pesticide, Alan Meadows, American Soybean Association director and soybean grower from...

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