News Releases

Soybean Growers Attend White House Event to Hear President on Trade

May 23, 2019

After months of hardships suffered as a result of the U.S.-China trade war, American soybean growers accepted an invitation from President Trump to hear his plan to support farmers as the tariff battle with China persists. “We appreciate that our...


Soybean Growers Appreciate Assistance for Now, Still Need Long Term Relief

May 23, 2019

The news from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue of trade mitigation including, most importantly to soy, Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments and Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) program funding, is news welcomed by soy growers who have suffered from the...


Soy Growers Look to USMCA

May 20, 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed news on Friday that leaders from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada reached a deal which would lift the Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs, removing a major roadblock to passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement....


House Bill a Positive First Step on Waterways Infrastructure Annual Funding

May 16, 2019

This week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development passed its FY20 draft funding bill, which covers funding for the Army Corps of Engineers, including inland waterways infrastructure programs and projects. The bill proposes total funding for the...


Soy Growers Are Fed Up with Tariffs

May 13, 2019

U.S. soybean farmers remain frustrated by the lack of progress between the U.S. and China in resolving the trade war, which continues to immediately threaten soy prices and, if not resolved, farmers’ ability to stay in business. The American Soybean...


Leading Agriculture Commodities Oppose Additional Tariffs on Chinese Goods

May 10, 2019

Today, the U.S. Trade Representative moved forward with increasing the tariff rate from 10 to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Farmers across the country are extremely concerned by the actions taken today by President Trump and...


Trade War Only Getting Worse for Soy Farmers Fearful for their Future

May 7, 2019

In what could easily be described as “worst case” for America’s soybean growers, the Trump Administration has confirmed what the industry has feared for months: Heavier tariffs on Chinese goods are planned for Friday, May 10. “This is a predicament...


Wendy Brannen and Abby Podkul Promoted Within American Soybean Association

May 2, 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) announces the promotion of two staff members in an organizational realignment aimed at elevating ASA’s success as the industry’s policy organization. Wendy Brannen, who has served as Director of Policy Communications, has been promoted to...


ASA Director on First USDA Trade Mission to Taiwan

April 24, 2019

ASA Director Pam Snelson is participating this week in the first-ever USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) agricultural trade mission to Taiwan. The delegation led by FAS Administrator Ken Isley will participate in personalized business-to-business meetings arranged by local USDA-FAS staff...


USMCA Necessary for Soy: Report Does Not Convey Full Scope of Benefits

April 19, 2019

While the International Trade Commission (ITC) report on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) demonstrated marginal increases in agricultural exports, the value of USMCA to soybean producers goes beyond the pages released yesterday. The report is a good tool, yet it...

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