News Releases

Leadership At Its Best: Farmers Train in Ag Issues, Media and Advocacy

February 21, 2019

ASA farmer-leaders from eight states participated in Syngenta’s new Leadership At Its Best program last week in Raleigh, N.C. and the Washington, D.C. area. Participants in the new format for this program had the opportunity to interact with leaders from several...

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USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Will Be Keynote Speaker of 2019 Commodity Classic

February 20, 2019

Commodity Classic is one of the largest agriculture industry events, with close to 10 thousand attendees annually the past three years.  Perdue will speak during the General Session, which is open to registered event attendees and is scheduled for Friday,...

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ASA Supports Infrastructure Investment at Waterways Council Meeting, Hill Visits

February 14, 2019

ASA participated in the Waterways Council Inc.(WCI) board meeting, policy seminar, and Hill visits this week, in support of increasing investment in inland waterways and accelerating completion of projects vital to the transportation of soybeans and our global competitiveness. ASA...

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Soy Growers Planning to Apply Dicamba Must Go Through Training

February 14, 2019

A mandatory training is required for growers using dicamba or auxin-type products in their fields. Growers must participate in training before applying the following products in 2019. In November 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made enhancements to Monsanto’s* XtendiMax®...

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Biotech Working Group Discusses the Future of Regulation & Market Acceptance Challenges

February 7, 2019

ASA’s Biotech Working Group recently met in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues impacting the biotech industry and farming. The Biotech Working Group includes representatives from industry biotech trait providers, along with farmer-leaders and staff from ASA, USB and USSEC. The...

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Soy Growers Push for Biodiesel Tax Credit in D.C.

February 7, 2019

ASA Directors serving on the Biodiesel & Infrastructure Advocacy Team participated in more than 30 meetings with targeted congressional offices this week to push for a multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit. Several of the directors also participated in...

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U.S. Soy Sets Export Record in Market Year

February 7, 2019

Farmer investments in international markets produced strong results in the 2017-18 marketing year, despite trade dynamics developing as the export period closed. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. soybean farmers exported a record-breaking 2.6 billion bushels of U.S. soy...

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ASA and Other Farm Groups Oppose Cuts in Crop Insurance in FY-2020

February 7, 2019

ASA joined other farm organizations in opposing any reduction in funding for federal crop insurance in the FY-2020 budget. The initiative included two letters, one to the leadership of the Congressional Budget Committees, the second to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. ...

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WISHH Sponsors African Poultry Industry Leaders for Production Training

February 7, 2019

ASA/WISHH is hosting a team of six poultry industry leaders from Africa this week at the University of Georgia’s 2019 International Poultry Short Course. Through funding provided by USDA Foreign Market Development (FMD), ASA/WISHH was able to sponsor three participants...

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WISHH Leaders Witness Soy Demand Building in Cambodia & Myanmar

February 7, 2019

ASA/WISHH’s delegation of U.S. soybean growers recently headed to Cambodia and Myanmar, where they saw first-hand WISHH’s initiatives to build demand for U.S. soy through aquaculture feed, as well as human food. The group participated in the launch of WISHH’s...

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