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Commodity Classic Registration & Housing Opens Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. Central

November 7, 2019

Registration and housing for America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience officially opens at 10 a.m. Central on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The 2020 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 29 in San Antonio, Texas....

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Rural Leaders Petition President Trump to Uphold Biofuel Promise

November 5, 2019

Washington, D.C. November 5, 2019. A broad coalition of biofuel and farm advocates have sent a letter to the White House this week calling on President Trump to fix a flawed proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which “fails...

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Commodity Classic Educational Sessions Focus on Clarity During Uncertain Times

October 31, 2019

As farmers look to improve their profitability in an unpredictable agricultural environment, the educational sessions at the 2020 Commodity Classic are designed to provide farmers with the clarity and insight they need to make better-informed decisions that can have a...

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Supplemental Proposed Rule: It Does Account for SREs…But with a Loophole?

October 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. Oct. 15, 2019. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) supplemental proposed rule would indeed estimate future exempted Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes, but not as a 3-year rolling average based on actual volumes previously lost through small refinery exemptions...

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Soy Growers Hope Partial Agreement is Step Toward Ending Trade War

October 14, 2019

St. Louis, MO. Oct. 12, 2019.  Reports of a partial agreement came Oct. 11 after a week of meetings between the Trump Administration and Chinese officials. ASA is hopeful this "Phase 1" agreement will signal a deescalation in the ongoing...

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American Soybean Association Seeks Candidates for Soy Scholarship

October 9, 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to recognize an outstanding high school senior interested in pursuing agriculture by presenting them with a scholarship. The Soy Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time award presented to a high school senior who plans to...

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Soy Growers Pleased with Administration’s New RFS Agreement

October 4, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced a supplemental proposed rule to the recently announced 2020 Renewable Volume Standards and the Biomass-based Diesel Volume for 2021. EPA will seek public comment on the...

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Seyfert Hired to Manage Policy Team in New DC Soybean Office

October 2, 2019

Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 2019. The American Soybean Association (ASA), just months shy of its centennial anniversary, will begin this milestone year by implementing several strategic decisions made by grower-leaders to move the organization forward. One key transition, effective Oct....

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Soy Growers: Japan Trade Deal Positive for Ag

September 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. September 25, 2019.  The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports a strong global marketplace and is pleased the White House has finalized a trade agreement with Japan, a top 10 export market for soybeans. Davie Stephens, president of ASA...

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ASA Sees WOTUS Repeal as Step Towards Regulatory Certainty

September 12, 2019

Washington, D.C. Sept. 12, 2019.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in June 2017 that it would repeal the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and today has followed through on that promise. EPA along with the Department...

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