News Releases

Congratulations from Soy & Welcome Back, Secretary Vilsack!

February 23, 2021

Washington, D.C. Feb. 23, 2021. The American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulates Tom Vilsack as he returns as head of the United States Department of Agriculture. Secretary Vilsack gained choice experience in the same role as part of President Obama’s administration...


ASA/WISHH CAST-Cambodia Partners Sign MOU for Aquaculture Financing

February 18, 2021

ASA/WISHH’s Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade-(CAST) Cambodia project subcontractor, World Vision, is supporting more financing for Cambodian aquaculture through a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with AMK Microfinance. ASA/WISHH representatives joined World Vision Operation Director Vireak Leng and AMK...


Soy Farmers Seek to Protect Phosphate Choices

February 17, 2021

Washington, D.C. Feb. 17, 2021. The American Soybean Association (ASA) has filed joint comments to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) regarding a petition by the Mosaic Company to enforce countervailing duties on Russian and Moroccan imports of phosphate fertilizer....


ASA/WISHH and Northern Crops Institute Go Virtual to Capitalize on Soy Protein Trends

February 10, 2021

With the support of state soybean organizations, the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Program and the Northern Crops Institute (NCI) have risen to the challenges of COVID-19 travel restrictions. To date, they have delivered...


Now Accepting Applications for Valent, ASA Ag Voices of the Future Program for College Students

February 5, 2021

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is now accepting applications for the Valent Ag Voices of the Future program, which will be held July 19-22, 2021, in conjunction with the summer ASA Board meeting and Soy Issues Forum in Washington, D.C....


ASA/WISHH’s Virtual Technical Assistance Reaches Asian Soyfoods Entrepreneurs

January 21, 2021

ASA/WISHH kicked off 2021 with four days of virtual technical assistance consultations for Asian soyfoods entrepreneurs who reported the training helped them gain valuable information on extrusion and more to expand their businesses. WISHH executed the virtual trainings as part...


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...


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,...


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...


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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