News Releases

Record Number of Farmers Attend 2020 Commodity Classic

March 5, 2020

A record number of farmers converged on Texas last week for the 2020 Commodity Classic. Total farmers registered was 4,678—the highest number in the show’s 24-year history, eclipsing the previous record of 4,595 set in 2016 in New Orleans. Total...


Wisconsin Farmer Wins National Conservation Legacy Award

March 4, 2020

The American Soybean Association (ASA) presented Nancy Kavazanjian, from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, with the 2020 National Conservation Legacy Award during the annual ASA Awards Banquet on Friday, Feb. 28, at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas.   Nancy and her...


ASA Congratulates the 2020 Regional Winners of the Conservation Legacy Award

February 21, 2020

The American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulates the regional winners of the 2020 Conservation Legacy Award. -Susan and Mike Brocksmith, Vincennes, Ind. (Northeast Region) -Frank Howey, Monroe, N.C. (South Region) -Nancy Kavazanjian, Beaver Dam, Wis. (Upper Midwest Region) -Nicole and Randy...


WISHH Trade Team to Cambodia and Myanmar Yields Sales Leads

February 20, 2020

WISHH continues to collaborate with U.S. soy exporters as well as the current and potential customers in Myanmar and Cambodia that met the exporters and U.S. soybean growers who served on WISHH’s January trade team. A follow up survey shows...


ASA Among Farm Groups Launching New Resource for D.C. Decisionmakers

February 19, 2020

Washington, D.C. Feb. 19, 2020. Twenty farm groups representing millions of U.S. farmers are publicly launching Farmers for a Sustainable Future (FSF), a coalition committed to environmental and economic sustainability. This coalition will serve as a primary resource for policymakers...


USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to Keynote 2020 Commodity Classic

February 13, 2020

St. Louis. Feb. 13, 2020. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be the keynote speaker during the General Session at the 2020 Commodity Classic held Feb. 27-29, 2020, in San Antonio, Tex. The General Session is scheduled for Friday...


Kunkler Hired to Manage ASA Biotech, Crop Protection Advocacy Efforts

February 6, 2020

Washington, D.C., Feb. 6, 2020. The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased to announce Kyle Kunkler will join ASA’s policy team Feb. 20 as director of government affairs, with a focus on the biotech and crop protection portfolio. This comes as...


Soy Leaders Attend USMCA Signing in Support of Trade Deal

January 29, 2020

Washington, D.C. Jan. 29, 2020. Members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) board of directors from five states attended the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement signing ceremony at the White House in celebration of the new treaty. ASA represents soy...


New “WOTUS” Rule Favorable for Soy Farmers

January 23, 2020

Washington, D.C. January 23, 2020. The Trump Administration has announced replacement regulation for Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), which was repealed fall 2019. A spokesperson for the administration said during the announcement that the new Navigable Waters Protection Rule, “represents...


Commodity Classic Discounted Registration Fees End Jan. 29

January 23, 2020

ST. LOUIS (January 22, 2020)—Only a few days remain to take advantage of registration discounts for the 2020 Commodity Classic to be held Feb. 27-29 in San Antonio, Texas. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, is the last day the discounts will...

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