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ASA Elects 2022 Executive Committee, Welcomes New Board Members

December 13, 2021

During its annual meeting in St. Louis this week, the American Soybean Association (ASA) elected the leaders who will steer the organization through a new year of soybean policy advocacy, including planning for the 2023 farm bill and other soy...

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ASA on EPA Announcement: Pleased by SRE Denials, Optimistic for Brighter RVO Future

December 8, 2021

Washington, D.C. Dec. 7, 2021. The much-anticipated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement on Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) brings with it a mixed bag of reactions ranging from thankful to slightly frustrated. EPA’s volumes for 2020 and 2021 are down, but...

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U.S. Soy Achieves Record Export Volume for 20/21 Marketing Year

December 2, 2021

ST. LOUIS (Dec. 2, 2021) — U.S. Soy set a new record for exporting more product in more international markets than ever before, the United Soybean Board, U.S. Soybean Export Council and American Soybean Association announced today. During the 20/21 market...

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Economist’s Angle: Breaking Down the Crop Year 2020 Soybean Safety Net

December 2, 2021

By Scott Gerlt  • ASA Economist The federal farm safety net for soybean producers is provided by the farm bill and crop insurance. These standing programs are designed to protect against different adverse conditions. While the 2020 crop might seem...

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WISHH Connects Latin American Food Companies to U.S. Soy Protein Ingredients

December 1, 2021

On Nov. 30, WISHH Latin America will present a two-hour, virtual trade team event entitled, Meat Analogs and Extenders - Trends and Production with U.S. Soy. The event, funded by USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Market Access Program and the Michigan Soybean...

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WISHH Hosts Webinar to Kick Off Kazakhstan Program

December 1, 2021

Join WISHH on Dec. 6 at 10:00 p.m. CST as WISHH launches its program in Kazakhstan. The Central Asian country is one of WISHH’s newest markets and offers growth potential for U.S. soy in the livestock feed sector. WISHH Asia...

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ASA & AFBF: Growers Frustrated EPA Opted Against Best Science in BEs

November 13, 2021

Washington, D.C. November 13, 2021. “The best available science and data.” It’s a phrase that carries heavy weight—or at least it should, as “the best available science and data” is the standard by which a regulatory agency is charged with...

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Introducing ASA’s #SoyOnTheGo Transportation & Infrastructure Campaign

November 8, 2021

Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 2021. Curious how the world’s coolest beans get to market? What paths, problems, and purposes they take on throughout their journey? This fall, as soybean harvest continues across our country, the American Soybean Association breaks down...

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Infrastructure, at Last! Soy So Pleased with House Passage

November 5, 2021

Washington, D.C. Nov. 5, 2021. The House of Representatives has passed H.R. 3684, the bipartisan infrastructure package the Senate passed in mid-August and that soybean growers have supported to assure a modern, efficient transportation structure for American agriculture. This bill...

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Economist’s Angle: Food vs. Fuel?

November 4, 2021

By Scott Gerlt  • ASA Economist The last Economist’s Angle focused on the rise of renewable diesel. The growth is being driven by demand for the properties of the fuel in existing biofuel markets and not by the implementation of...

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