News Releases

ASA Pleased with Move to Allow USDA to Lead Animal Biotech

January 19, 2021

Washington, D.C. Jan. 19, 2021. The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauds the establishment of a memorandum of understanding between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would...

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Wiegard Joins ASA to Round Out Policy Team

January 13, 2021

Washington, D.C. Jan. 13, 2021. The American Soybean Association is pleased to announce a fifth addition to its in-house Washington, D.C., policy team. Ariel Wiegard will join ASA Jan. 19 as a director leading the portfolio for conservation, precision agriculture,...

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Soy Growers Pleased by USDA Collaboration on Agriculture Innovation Vision

January 12, 2021

Washington, D.C. Jan. 12, 2021. The United States Department of Agriculture has released its Agriculture Innovation Strategy Directional Vision for Research, the culmination of a months-long process of gathering and selecting information from the public – including the American Soybean...

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Soy Growers Pleased with Final 2020 COVID Relief and Omnibus

December 22, 2020

Washington, D.C. Dec. 22, 2020. Congress has now approved H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, and the American Soybean Association (ASA) is very pleased. The long-anticipated coronavirus relief bill, which passed both chambers with large majorities late Monday...

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ASA Welcomes Nomination of Michael Regan for EPA Administrator

December 18, 2020

Washington, D.C. December 18, 2020 – The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomes President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Michael Regan to serve as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator. ASA farmer-leaders appreciate his record of being a fair and effective regulator in North...

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ASA Supports Monitoring Health of Monarch Butterfly Populations

December 15, 2020

Washington, D.C. Dec. 15, 2020. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) today announced its finding that adding the monarch butterfly to the list of threatened and endangered species is "warranted but precluded.” With this decision, the monarch butterfly will remain...

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Soy Growers Appreciate Biden Will Bring Back Vilsack

December 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. Dec. 11, 2020. As the American Soybean Association (ASA) brings on a new slate of soy growers today to oversee the organization in 2021, it applauds news of Tom Vilsack’s nomination to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture....

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ASA Board Elects 2021 Governing Committee

December 10, 2020

  St. Louis, MO. Dec. 10, 2020. The American Soybean Association (ASA) Board of Directors elected the leaders who will guide the organization through the changing policy landscape on Capitol Hill in the coming year during its annual meeting held...

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Finding the Right Mix: A Cover Crop Journey

December 10, 2020

We have utilized cover crops on our farm in northeastern Kansas for the past several seasons. This has not been an easy task to find the best fit on our farm. Cover crops are not one-size-fits-all.  Farms across the country have...

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WISHH Releases Resilience Report on 2020 Results

December 8, 2020

WISHH and its strategic partners faced unprecedented challenges to connect trade and development across global market systems in 2020. Despite COVID-19, travel bans, and Cambodia’s floods, WISHH worked to build market systems that can meet the rising demand for protein...

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