News Releases

ASA Hires Soy Policy Group’s First On-Staff Economist

June 18, 2020

Washington, D.C. June 18, 2020. The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased to hire Scott Gerlt, who will be the first person to join the organization in the role of economist. Gerlt, who lives in Missouri, starts July 20 and...


ASA Chairman Appointed to EPA’s Farm, Ranch, & Rural Communities Committee

June 17, 2020

Washington, D.C. June 17, 2020. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has appointed American Soybean Association (ASA) Chairman Davie Stephens, a soybean grower from Kentucky, to its Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC).   Established in 2008, the FRRCC is...


Grower Coalition Files Amicus Brief to Defend Continued Use of Dicamba Existing Stocks

June 17, 2020

JOINT RELEASE Washington, D.C. June 17, 2020. A coalition of national grower trade associations that represents farmers, ranchers, and their families nationwide is urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to reject an NGO call to invalidate...


ASA is Now Accepting Applications for the Conservation Legacy Awards

June 16, 2020

St. Louis, MO. June 16, 2020. 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...


AMPLIFIES Ghana Launching 3rd Egg Consumption Survey

May 28, 2020

ASA/WISHH’s AMPLIFIES project is launching the third iteration of a survey to measure the household consumption of eggs in Ghana. Increased protein consumption is a vital part of ASA/WISHH’s work and was an important component of the AMPLIFES project. AMPLIFIES’...


ASA Pleased CFAP Offers Help to Soy – and to Livestock Producers

May 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. May 19, 2020. USDA has released the details of its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), USDA’s $16 billion COVID-19 relief package for agriculture and, upon reviewing those details, the American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that soybeans are...


ASA Pleased with USDA Final Rule on Biotech Crop Approvals

May 15, 2020

Washington, D.C. May 15, 2020. The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased to see the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) announce a final rule updating and modernizing its biotechnology regulations under the Plant Protection Act.  The Sustainable, Ecological, Consistent, Uniform, Responsible,...


Houston Rounds Out ASA Policy Team in Trade Position

May 13, 2020

Washington, D.C. May 13, 2020. The American Soybean Association (ASA) has hired Virginia Houston as the newest member of its Washington, D.C.-based government affairs team. She will start June 1 with the industry’s national policy organization. Houston joins ASA as...


ASA, USB & Soy States Offer #SoyHelp to Overcome Farm Stress

April 30, 2020

Joint campaign during Mental Health Month will offer tips and resources to help farmers stay healthy while dealing with COVID-19 and other farm hardships Washington, D.C. April 30, 2020.  The American Soybean Association (ASA) COVID-19 Task Force conducted a survey...


ASA Among Intervenors in Complaint Against EPA Glyphosate Registration

April 21, 2020

Washington, D.C. April 21, 2020. The American Soybean Association (ASA) and other interested parties have joined together as intervenors to block a challenge that would toss out the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plans to reregister glyphosate. The group filed a...

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