News Releases

ASA Supports CFTC Nominee Heath Tarbert

March 14, 2019

ASA and a coalition of ag stakeholders weighed in with the Senate this week to support the nomination of Dr. Heath Tarbert to be the next Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Tarbert currently serves as Assistant Secretary...

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Thank You for a Successful 2019 Soy Social & Auction

March 14, 2019

ASA extends a big thank you to all members and corporate partners who celebrated the annual Soy Social and Auction with us and helped raise more than $157,000 at the 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando. We want to thank our...

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Administration’s Budget Proposal Takes a Big Bite out of Bean Priorities

March 12, 2019

From crop insurance to conservation programs and transportation, President Trump’s proposed budget would significantly slash programs vital to the soybean industry. Cuts to crop insurance and farm subsidies would be deep, totaling $28 billion over 10 years. This would directly...

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ASA, BASF Award Minnesota Student with 2019 Soy Scholarship

March 8, 2019

Jessica Olson of Warren, Minnesota, is the recipient of the 2019-20 Soy Scholarship award, sponsored by BASF and the American Soybean Association (ASA). The scholarship is a $5,000 award presented to an exceptional high school senior who excels in both...

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2019 Commodity Classic Sees Second Highest Farmer Attendance in History

March 7, 2019

Initial reports indicate total attendance at last week’s 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando exceeded 9,100 including approximately 4,500 farmers. The farmer attendance figure ranks second highest in the 23-year history of Commodity Classic and total attendance ranks third. These numbers are...

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WISHH Highlights International Women’s Day, Nutrition Month with Strategic Partnership Video

March 7, 2019

Just in time for National Nutrition Month and International Women’s Day, WISHH released a new video this week to share how its strategic partners, like the winning father-daughter team at Yedent Agro Group in Ghana, are introducing new customers in...

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WISHH Transitions Nigerian Poultry Sector to USSEC

March 7, 2019

ASA/WISHH organized a meeting with Nigerian poultry industry leaders in February at the 2019 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia together with the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). The meeting was a coordinated effort between WISHH and...

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ASA Recognizes Soy Leaders at 2019 Annual Awards Banquet

March 2, 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) recognized exceptional volunteers and leaders at its annual awards banquet in Orlando, Fla. on Mar. 1., awarding individuals for state association volunteerism, distinguished leadership achievements and long-term, significant contributions to the soybean industry. Congratulations to...

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Leading Agriculture Organizations Endorse USMCA

March 1, 2019

The National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers today announced their support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Mexico and Canada account for 25 percent of all U.S. agriculture exports and USMCA...

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ASA Congratulates the 2019 Regional Winners of the Conservation Legacy Awards

March 1, 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulates the following regional winners of the 2019 Conservation Legacy Awards. Rob Stout, Washington, Iowa (Midwest Region & *National Winner*) Dan Gillespie, Battle Creek, Neb. (Upper Midwest Region) Rick Clark, Williamsport, Ind. (Northeast Region) Fred...

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