News Releases

Soy Growers Are Fed Up with Tariffs

May 13, 2019

U.S. soybean farmers remain frustrated by the lack of progress between the U.S. and China in resolving the trade war, which continues to immediately threaten soy prices and, if not resolved, farmers’ ability to stay in business. The American Soybean...

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Leading Agriculture Commodities Oppose Additional Tariffs on Chinese Goods

May 10, 2019

Today, the U.S. Trade Representative moved forward with increasing the tariff rate from 10 to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. Farmers across the country are extremely concerned by the actions taken today by President Trump and...

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Trade War Only Getting Worse for Soy Farmers Fearful for their Future

May 7, 2019

In what could easily be described as “worst case” for America’s soybean growers, the Trump Administration has confirmed what the industry has feared for months: Heavier tariffs on Chinese goods are planned for Friday, May 10. “This is a predicament...

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Wendy Brannen and Abby Podkul Promoted Within American Soybean Association

May 2, 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) announces the promotion of two staff members in an organizational realignment aimed at elevating ASA’s success as the industry’s policy organization. Wendy Brannen, who has served as Director of Policy Communications, has been promoted to...

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ASA Director on First USDA Trade Mission to Taiwan

April 24, 2019

ASA Director Pam Snelson is participating this week in the first-ever USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) agricultural trade mission to Taiwan. The delegation led by FAS Administrator Ken Isley will participate in personalized business-to-business meetings arranged by local USDA-FAS staff...

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USMCA Necessary for Soy: Report Does Not Convey Full Scope of Benefits

April 19, 2019

While the International Trade Commission (ITC) report on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) demonstrated marginal increases in agricultural exports, the value of USMCA to soybean producers goes beyond the pages released yesterday. The report is a good tool, yet it...

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April 2019 Monthly President’s Letter

April 18, 2019

Hello Soy Family, It seems spring has sprung in parts of the country, and others are still hoping to see an end to the snow. As we near planting season, I hope your ground thaws quickly, and fields stay dry...

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Resources for Farmers to BeSure! About Best Stewardship Practices this Spring

April 18, 2019

Bees and butterflies are buzzing as spring is in the air. It’s that time of year again: planting season! Farmers today rely on neonicotinoid products as a tool to manage destructive insects, increase yields and boost revenues, but they are...

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EU’s Exclusion of Agriculture Disappointing for Soy Growers

April 16, 2019

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is disappointed that the European Union has voted on a mandate to move forward with an EU-U.S. Free Trade Agreement that excludes agriculture. The EU is a critically important market for U.S. food exports, including...

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Biodiesel Tax Credit Marker Bill Introduced, House Supporters Push Leadership to Act

April 12, 2019

Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) has introduced a bipartisan marker bill, the Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Act of 2019 (HR 2089), that would provide a two-year (2018-19) extension of the $1 per gallon biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders tax credit. As of today,...

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