News Releases

CAST Hosts Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries

October 28, 2021

Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST)-Cambodia, representing ASA/WISHH, hosted the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Cambodia to meet with project partners and discuss the country’s freshwater aquaculture market system strategies.   On Oct. 23, Cambodia’s Minister...

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High School Senior Interested in Ag?

October 27, 2021

St. Louis, MO. Oct. 27, 2021. Do you know an outstanding high school senior interested in pursuing a career in agriculture? Future ag leaders are vital to the sustainability and growth of our industry, and the American Soybean Association (ASA)...

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Ag Groups Formally Object to EPA Chlorpyrifos Rule, Citing Harm to Growers and Lack of Scientific Basis

October 19, 2021

Washington, D.C., October 19, 2021. This week, more than 80 agricultural groups filed formal objections to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Aug. 30 rule to revoke all tolerances of chlorpyrifos. Stakeholders, by law, can object to pesticide tolerance changes or cancellations,...

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ASA Applauds Reps. Plaskett, Baird for Leadership on Animal Biotechnology Regulation

October 7, 2021

Washington, D.C. Oct. 7, 2021  Lawmakers in a letter citing genetic improvements as a “hallmark of agriculture” call on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and FDA Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock to make improvements that would modernize the regulatory system for animal...

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Economist’s Angle: What’s Going on With Fertilizer Prices?

September 2, 2021

By Scott Gerlt  • ASA Economist Fertilizer prices have been on a nearly vertical climb the past year with some types almost doubling over the period. Factors on both the supply and demand sides of the fertilizer markets have converged...

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Grower Groups Disappointed Neonic Draft BE Does Not Reflect Actual Product Use

August 26, 2021

“Likely to adversely affect” species list inflated as a result Washington, D.C., August 26, 2021. Grower organizations representing a variety of crops are disappointed with the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft biological evaluation (BE) for several neonicotinoid products, including imidacloprid, thiamethoxam...

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10 Reasons USSEC’s 15 Years Impactful for Soy & U.S. Economy

August 19, 2021

 American Soybean Association & United Soybean Board vision of soy export group proves fruitful as U.S. Soybean Export Council reaches big year and even bigger goals! St. LOUIS, MO (Aug. 19, 2021) – What happens when a devoted policy organization...

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ASA Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

August 10, 2021

Washington, D.C. Aug. 10, 2021. Soybean farmers are pleased the United States Senate, after months of across-the-aisle negotiations, voted to pass the bipartisan infrastructure package (H.R. 3684) by a vote of 69-30. Kevin Scott, American Soybean Association (ASA) president and...

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ASA Now Accepting Applications for the Conservation Legacy Awards

August 3, 2021

St. Louis, MO. July 30, 2021. Share the story of how conservation is part of your farm operation and you could be recognized with a Conservation Legacy Award. The awards recognize farm management practices of U.S. soybean farmers that are...

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U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) Hits 100 Million Metric Tons Exports Milestone

July 26, 2021

ST. LOUIS (July 22, 2021) – The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC), United Soybean Board (USB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) are pleased to announce that over 100 million metric tons of U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) verified soy has been exported internationally over the seven years...

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