News Releases

Soy Growers Pleased with Administration’s New RFS Agreement

October 4, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have announced a supplemental proposed rule to the recently announced 2020 Renewable Volume Standards and the Biomass-based Diesel Volume for 2021. EPA will seek public comment on the...


Seyfert Hired to Manage Policy Team in New DC Soybean Office

October 2, 2019

Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 2019. The American Soybean Association (ASA), just months shy of its centennial anniversary, will begin this milestone year by implementing several strategic decisions made by grower-leaders to move the organization forward. One key transition, effective Oct....


Soy Growers: Japan Trade Deal Positive for Ag

September 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. September 25, 2019.  The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports a strong global marketplace and is pleased the White House has finalized a trade agreement with Japan, a top 10 export market for soybeans. Davie Stephens, president of ASA...


ASA Sees WOTUS Repeal as Step Towards Regulatory Certainty

September 12, 2019

Washington, D.C. Sept. 12, 2019.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in June 2017 that it would repeal the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and today has followed through on that promise. EPA along with the Department...


Soy Growers Pleased with Japan Trade Deal News

August 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. August 26, 2019.  The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased with news over the weekend that the Administration has reached an agreement with Japan, a top 10 export market for soybeans. In a statement released Sunday, USDA Secretary...


American Soybean Association Statement on Chinese Tariff Escalation

August 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. August 23, 2019.  China has announced it will impose an extra 5% tariff on U.S. soybeans starting Sept. 1 and an additional 10% duties on other major U.S. crops also grown by many soybean farmers starting mid-December. These...


Biodiesel on the Ropes after EPA Punches, but Support Leaves Soy Hopeful

August 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. August 22, 2019. It’s a federal program designed to increase markets for American farmers, decrease U.S. dependency on foreign oil, and curb the carbon footprint through reduced emissions. Yet, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is again taking hits...


There’s a Stat-and an App-for that!

August 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. August 19, 2019.   Media and other interested parties need look no further than their phones and other mobile devices for all the latest soy statistics, including planting data, yield and production reports, crush history, meal and oil records,...


More Waivers, More Woes for Struggling Soy Markets

August 12, 2019

Amidst what now seems an unending trade war in which soy growers are caught in the middle, farmers of the U.S.’ number one export crop received another blow late in the week. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday night...


Students Sharpen Ag Policy Knowledge on the Hill

August 6, 2019

A select group of 10 college students from across the country completed the Ag Voices of the Future program, July 22-25, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The program is sponsored by Valent U.S.A. and the American Soybean Association (ASA) and gives...

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