News Releases

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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Soy Growers Pleased with Japan Trade Deal News

August 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. August 26, 2019.  The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased with news over the weekend that the Administration has reached an agreement with Japan, a top 10 export market for soybeans. In a statement released Sunday, USDA Secretary...

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American Soybean Association Statement on Chinese Tariff Escalation

August 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. August 23, 2019.  China has announced it will impose an extra 5% tariff on U.S. soybeans starting Sept. 1 and an additional 10% duties on other major U.S. crops also grown by many soybean farmers starting mid-December. These...

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Biodiesel on the Ropes after EPA Punches, But Support Leaves Soy Hopeful

August 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. August 22, 2019. It’s a federal program designed to increase markets for American farmers, decrease U.S. dependency on foreign oil, and curb the carbon footprint through reduced emissions. Yet, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is again taking hits...

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There’s a Stat-and an App-for that!

August 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. August 19, 2019.   Media and other interested parties need look no further than their phones and other mobile devices for all the latest soy statistics, including planting data, yield and production reports, crush history, meal and oil records,...

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More Waivers, More Woes for Struggling Soy Markets

August 12, 2019

Amidst what now seems an unending trade war in which soy growers are caught in the middle, farmers of the U.S.’ number one export crop received another blow late in the week. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday night...

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Students Sharpen Ag Policy Knowledge on the Hill

August 6, 2019

A select group of 10 college students from across the country completed the Ag Voices of the Future program, July 22-25, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The program is sponsored by Valent U.S.A. and the American Soybean Association (ASA) and gives...

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ASA Now Accepting Applications for the Conservation Legacy Awards

August 6, 2019

Share the story of how conservation is part of your farm operation and you could be recognized with a Conservation Legacy Award. The awards recognize farm management practices of U.S. soybean farmers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable. Are...

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Soy Growers Appreciate Efforts to Offset Ongoing Tariff Damages

July 26, 2019

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released details this morning of the 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments announced by the Administration in May. MPF will provide up to $14.5 billion to producers, including soybean farmers, in up to...

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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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