ASA Chairman encourages farmer support of the World Soy Foundation through Acre Challenge

Jan 23, 2014

Now in his 40th crop year at his farm in Canton, Mississippi, ASA Chairman Danny Murphy first began farming with his father in 1974. His brother, Tommy, joined soon after. For much of the time, cotton was their main crop, but today it’s soybeans and corn. Danny

Murphy joined the ASA Board in 2005 and served on the Trade Policy and International Affairs Committee. Today, Murphy is now Chairman of the ASA Board and recognizes the important role WISHH and the World Soy Foundation (WSF) play in the soy industry, completing the Soy Development Continuum along with USSEC.

“I learned how important the development of foreign markets is to US soybean farmers, and the role WISHH has played in building the market for soy in developing countries,” Murphy said. “While WISHH has focused on commercial development of markets for US soy in developing countries, the WSF is helping to meet the nutritional needs through humanitarian efforts in many of the same countries.”

Murphy encourages support of the WSF, referencing a report on malnutrition and protein deficits of many children in parts of Africa, Central America, India and some Asian countries—stunting their mental and physical development.

“These children and these countries will never be able to compete in a global economy, doomed to a life of poverty and misery. A few ounces of soy milk provides enough protein to allow them to fully develop,” he said. “With your help, the WSF can continue to address this malnutrition issue. It's no small thing to donate the income from an acre of soybeans that will provide hundreds of kids a better future.” DonateToday

To donate, simply calculate the value of an acre of soybeans in your operation (yield multiplied by price) and click “Donate Now,” visit or send your check to:

World Soy Foundation

12125 Woodcrest Executive Drive, Suite 100

St. Louis, MO 63141

The World Soy Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization so your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.