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Farmer Registrations for 2019 Commodity Classic Outpacing Past Two Years

January 23, 2019

Farmer registrations for the 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando, Fla. are trending well ahead of the past two years. As of January 23, farmer registrations were 17 percent ahead of the same period in 2018—and 23 percent ahead of 2017. ...

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Commodity Classic Advance Registration Discount Ends January 28

January 18, 2019

Monday, January 28 is the last day to take advantage of the advance registration discount for Commodity Classic — America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience. The 2019 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, February 28 through Saturday, March...

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ASA Directors Talk U.S. Soy, Trade in China

January 17, 2019

American Soybean Association (ASA) Director Caleb Ragland participated in the 7th U.S.–China Swine Industry Symposium and met with customer company representatives during his trip to Beijing in early January. He delivered the opening remarks on behalf of the U.S. soy...

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WISHH launches an RFP to Conduct a Baseline Assessment for CAST Cambodia

January 17, 2019

The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for conducting the baseline study under the Food for Progress (FFPr) 2018 Project funded by the United States Department for...

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RFS Waivers Questioned at Wheeler Confirmation Hearing

January 17, 2019

On Wednesday the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee held a hearing on the confirmation of Andrew Wheeler to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler has been serving as the acting EPA Administrator since Scott...

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Alabama Soybean & Corn Growers Association Celebrates 50 Years

January 17, 2019

The Alabama Soybean & Corn Growers Association celebrated their 50th anniversary during their annual meeting this week. Since its inception, the grower members of the Alabama Soybean and Corn Growers Association have served as leaders, pioneers and advocates for the...

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ASA Appreciates USTR’s Inclusion of Ag in EU Trade Talks

January 12, 2019

As the U.S. begins prepping for trade negotiations with the European Union (EU), the Trump Administration is demanding agriculture be on the table. U.S. law requires the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to publish objectives 30 days prior to negotiations. Today,...

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Soy Leaders Gain Knowledge to Promote Industry

January 10, 2019

Agricultural industry leaders met in St. Charles, Mo. this week, for a two-day training to effectively promote the soybean industry, communicate key agricultural messages and work to expand U.S. soybean market opportunities domestically and internationally, while networking with growers from...

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Six Months since China’s First Retaliatory Trade Tariff Imposed on U.S. Soybeans

January 7, 2019

It has been a full six months since China retaliated against President Trump’s 25 percent tariff on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods. That tariff, which took effect July 6, 2018, has rocked the foundation of a decades-old trade relationship...

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Commodity Classic Early Registration Discount Ends January 10

January 3, 2019

Thursday, Jan. 10 is the deadline for the early registration discount for Commodity Classic—America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience. The 2019 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 2 in Orlando, Fla. To register, reserve...

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