News Releases

Seeking Applicants for the 2021 ASA Corteva Agriscience Young Leader Program

June 30, 2020

St. Louis, MO. June 30, 2020. The American Soybean Association (ASA) and Corteva Agriscience are seeking applicants for the 2021 ASA Corteva Agriscience Young Leader Program. The Young Leader Program, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience and ASA, is a two-phase educational...

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ASA Now Seeking Nominations for Annual Soy Recognition Awards

June 26, 2020

St. Louis, Mo. June 26, 2020. The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to recognize exceptional soy volunteers and leaders—and we need your help. During ASA’s annual awards banquet, individuals will be recognized and honored for state association volunteerism, distinguished leadership...

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ASA: Court Decision to Back Existing Stocks Authority is a Solid One

June 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. June 19, 2020. The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has chosen to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) legal authority and deny a petition that sought to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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’...

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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...

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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,...

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