News Releases

ASA & AFBF: Growers Frustrated EPA Opted Against Best Science in BEs

November 13, 2021

Washington, D.C. November 13, 2021. “The best available science and data.” It’s a phrase that carries heavy weight—or at least it should, as “the best available science and data” is the standard by which a regulatory agency is charged with...


Introducing ASA’s #SoyOnTheGo Transportation & Infrastructure Campaign

November 8, 2021

Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2021. Curious how the world’s coolest beans get to market? What paths, problems, and purposes they take on throughout their journey? This fall, as soybean harvest continues across our country, the American Soybean Association breaks down...


Infrastructure, at Last! Soy So Pleased with House Passage

November 5, 2021

Washington, D.C. Nov. 5, 2021. The House of Representatives has passed H.R. 3684, the bipartisan infrastructure package the Senate passed in mid-August and that soybean growers have supported to assure a modern, efficient transportation structure for American agriculture. This bill...


Economist’s Angle: Food vs. Fuel?

November 4, 2021

By Scott Gerlt  • ASA Economist The last Economist’s Angle focused on the rise of renewable diesel. The growth is being driven by demand for the properties of the fuel in existing biofuel markets and not by the implementation of...


ASA & NBB Express Concerns Over Supply Chain (But Not Soy Oil)

November 3, 2021

Washington, D.C., Nov. 3, 2021. As the House Agriculture Committee hearing on The Immediate Challenges to Our Nation’s Food Supply Chain convenes Nov. 3, producers, processors, and users of soy are expressing their concerns over recent issues ranging from labor...


CAST Hosts Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries

October 28, 2021

Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST)-Cambodia, representing ASA/WISHH, hosted the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Cambodia to meet with project partners and discuss the country’s freshwater aquaculture market system strategies.   On Oct. 23, Cambodia’s Minister...


High School Senior Interested in Ag?

October 27, 2021

St. Louis, MO. Oct. 27, 2021. Do you know an outstanding high school senior interested in pursuing a career in agriculture? Future ag leaders are vital to the sustainability and growth of our industry, and the American Soybean Association (ASA)...


Ag Groups Formally Object to EPA Chlorpyrifos Rule, Citing Harm to Growers and Lack of Scientific Basis

October 19, 2021

Washington, D.C., October 19, 2021. This week, more than 80 agricultural groups filed formal objections to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Aug. 30 rule to revoke all tolerances of chlorpyrifos. Stakeholders, by law, can object to pesticide tolerance changes or cancellations,...


ASA Applauds Reps. Plaskett, Baird for Leadership on Animal Biotechnology Regulation

October 7, 2021

Washington, D.C. Oct. 7, 2021  Lawmakers in a letter citing genetic improvements as a “hallmark of agriculture” call on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and FDA Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock to make improvements that would modernize the regulatory system for animal...


Economist’s Angle: What’s Going on With Fertilizer Prices?

September 2, 2021

By Scott Gerlt  • ASA Economist Fertilizer prices have been on a nearly vertical climb the past year with some types almost doubling over the period. Factors on both the supply and demand sides of the fertilizer markets have converged...

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