News Releases

ASA Now Seeking Nominations for Annual Soy Recognition Awards

June 29, 2022

St. Louis, Mo. June 27, 2022. The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to recognize exceptional soy volunteers and leaders—and we need your help. During 2023 Commodity Classic, individuals will be recognized and honored for state association volunteerism, distinguished leadership achievements...

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Soybean Farmers have Rallied for Biobased—and Appreciate Backing in New Pilot Program!

June 29, 2022

Washington, D.C., June 29, 2022. USDA has announced available funding for the Bioproduct Pilot Program, which was established through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that was signed into law last November. The pilot program, which was a priority of...

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ASA Now Accepting Applications for the Conservation Legacy Awards

June 27, 2022

ST. LOUIS (June 24, 2022) — 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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U.S. Soybean Leaders See Success in Cambodian Aquaculture & Feed Growth

June 23, 2022

U.S. soybean leaders are in Cambodia this week witnessing the progress that ASA/WISHH and strategic partners have made to grow the Cambodian aquaculture industry and its use of soy in aquaculture feeds that contribute to a safe and sustainable supply...

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Growers Disappointed Supreme Court Decides Not to Hear Glyphosate Case

June 21, 2022

Washington, D.C. June 21, 2022. Agriculture groups including the American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, and National Cotton Council issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to...

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Doyle Testifies on Soy Farm Bill Interests in “Land of Opportunity”

June 17, 2022

Washington, D.C. June 17, 2022. Arkansas may no longer print the slogan on its license plates, but the state is indeed the “land of opportunity” for gathering farm bill insight important to growers. On June 17, the Senate Agriculture Committee’s...

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Growers Frustrated Again with EPA Decision: Neonic BEs are Overly Conservative, Inflate Affected Species Numbers

June 16, 2022

Washington, D.C. June 16, 2022. Growers are again expressing frustration over the Endangered Species Act biological evaluations released by EPA. As with the draft BEs last August, the final BEs are overly conservative and in some instances fail to use...

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ASA Supports Biofuels & Precision Ag Provisions in Lower Food & Fuel Costs Act

June 16, 2022

Washington, D.C. June 16, 2022. In a bipartisan vote of 221-204, H.R. 7606, the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act, has passed. The bill includes biofuels and precision agriculture provisions supported by soybean farmers. Brad Doyle, American Soybean Association President...

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ASA Congratulates McKalip on USTR Nomination

June 8, 2022

Washington, D.C. June 8, 2022. The American Soybean Association welcomes the long-awaited announcement from President Biden that he has nominated Doug McKalip as Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Stephen Censky, ASA CEO, said,...

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EPA’s 2022 Biofuel Blending Requirements—and SRE Stance—Appreciated by Soy Growers

June 3, 2022

Washington, D.C., June 3, 2022. While slightly lower than originally anticipated in December, soybean farmers remain pleased with the blending volumes announced June 3 by the Environmental Protection Agency, which include the largest-ever renewable volume obligation for biomass-based diesel and...

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