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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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ASA Now Accepting Applications for the Conservation Legacy Awards

August 6, 2019

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 both environmentally friendly and profitable. Are...

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Soy Growers Appreciate Efforts to Offset Ongoing Tariff Damages

July 26, 2019

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released details this morning of the 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments announced by the Administration in May. MPF will provide up to $14.5 billion to producers, including soybean farmers, in up to...

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EPA’s Proposed Biofuels Volumes a Big Miss for Soybean Farmers

July 8, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday that the biomass-based diesel and advanced biofuels volumes will not grow. In addition, EPA has again failed to account for the significant gallons lost due to Small Refinery Exemptions, which makes the...

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Anniversary of China Tariffs No Cause for Celebration for Soy Growers

July 6, 2019

Anniversaries often evoke fond memories and collective cheers, but for soybean growers, this past year has been far from positive and instead the most challenging in a generation: The July 6 one-year mark of 25% tariffs placed on U.S. beans...

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ASA Disappointed in Commerce Decision to Reduce Duties on Subsidized Biodiesel Imports

July 3, 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) would like to express the concerns of soybean farmers across the country regarding the preliminary decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to reduce existing countervailing duties on imports of unfairly subsidized biodiesel from...

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ASA, Corteva Agriscience Seek Young Leader Applicants

July 2, 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and Corteva Agriscience are seeking applicants for the 2019-20 Young Leader Program. The Young Leader Program, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience and ASA, is a two-phase educational program for actively farming individuals and couples who are...

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ASA Testifies on Impacts of Trade War

June 19, 2019

American Soybean Association (ASA) Board Member and Missouri farmer Ronnie Russell appeared today before the House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy, testifying on the impact of trade and tariffs on soybean producers and...

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ASA Seeks Nominations for Annual Soy Recognition Awards

June 17, 2019

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 achievements and long-term, significant contributions to...

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Soybean Industry Applauds Biotech Executive Order

June 12, 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauds the President, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their work to improve the regulatory process for biotechnology by ensuring decisions are transparent, timely...

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