News Releases

Soy Farmers Appreciate USMCA Agreement, Ask for Swift Passage

December 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. December 10, 2019.  The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi have announced agreement on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). “We are very happy to hear...


General Session at Commodity Classic Promises to Inspire and Inform

December 4, 2019

A decorated fighter pilot and best-selling author will be the keynote speaker during the Commodity Classic General Session. The 2020 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 29 in San Antonio, Texas.  Commodity Classic is the...


Commodity Classic Announces Main Stage Line-Up for 2020

November 25, 2019

Some of the nation’s leading agriculture experts and well-known personalities will be featured on the Main Stage during the 2020 Commodity Classic held Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 29 in San Antonio, Texas. Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is...


Trade Stability with Soy’s #2 Market is in Sight if USMCA Passes

November 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. November 18, 2019. Soybean farmers are confident Congress can pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by year end. To encourage the process and show support of the agreement, farmer leaders from throughout the nation’s 30 soybean-producing states will...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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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