Senate Judiciary Hearing On Consolidation Today

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Agribusiness, ASA, ASTA, NCGA

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing testimony pertaining to the consolidation and competition in the seed and agrochemical industry today.  Agriculture groups are weighing in on Capitol Hill to ensure the voices of farmers are heard and the future of the industry is protected. Chris Novak, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association is testifying on behalf of NCGA … Read More

ASA Seeks Scholarship Candidates

Kelly MarshallAg Group, ASA, Education, Scholarship

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is offering a $5,000 scholarship to a high school senior interested in pursuing agriculture. Students pursuing a degree in an agriculture field at an accredited college or university in 2017-18 are eligible to apply. The scholarship is made possible by a grant from BASF.   Online registration is Sept. 12 through November 21, 2016. “ASA … Read More

Conservation Legacy Awards Deadline Just Ahead

Kelly MarshallAg Group, ASA, Award

The deadline for submission for the Conservation Legacy Award is just ahead!  The applications must be filled out by September 15, 2016. The Conservation Legacy Awards program showcases farm management practices of U.S. soybean producers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable. Three regional winners and one national winner will be selected. All U.S. soybean farmers are eligible to enter … Read More

Soybean Growers from 11 States to Lead ASA’s WISHH

Jamie JohansenAg Group, ASA, Exports, Soybeans

American Soybean Association (ASA) President Richard Wilkins confirmed 15 soybean growers from 11 states to serve as ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program committee in 2016-17. Officers are: Chairman Daryl Cates (IL), Vice Chair Levi Huffman (IN); Treasurer Stan Born (IL); and Secretary E.L. Reed (MO). New WISHH Committee members include: Tim Bardole (IA); Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare … Read More

Deadline for Conservation Legacy Awards Approaches

Kelly MarshallAg Group, ASA, Award, Conservation

If you were planning to do it just as soon as you have some free time, well, now’s the time to make time!  The Conservation Legacy Awards program application deadline is just a few weeks away on September 2. The Conservation Legacy Awards program showcases farm management practices of U.S. soybean producers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable. Applications … Read More

Farm Groups Praise Obama for Signing Labeling Bill

Kelly MarshallAFBF, Ag Group, ASA, Government, Labeling, NCGA

Multiple farm organizations have released statements, thanking President Obama for signing the food labeling bill into law.  The new law was created to protect the food supply from a patch-work of state labeling laws and to offer consumers a more transparent, national system. “We are grateful to President Obama for swiftly signing into law a bill that is crucial for … Read More

Study Finds Vermont GMO Labeling Misleading

Joanna SchroederASA, biotechnology, GMO, Labeling

With July 1st come and gone the new genetically modified ingredients (GMO) labels hit the shelves in Vermont. The anticipation of the new label prompted an online survey of 1,665 online shoppers, commissioned by the American Soybean Association (ASA). The survey found that the labels are misleading to consumers. The five food labels tested were common food label statements related … Read More

ASA Wants to Hear Your Conservation Story

Joanna SchroederAgribusiness, ASA, environment, Soybeans, sustainability, Video

The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to hear your story about conservation. Farmers willing to share their stories about how conservation is a part of daily farm operations have a chance to be the next winner of the Conservation Legacy Award. The program is designed to showcase farm management practices of U.S. soybean producers that are both sustainable and profitable. … Read More

European Commission Extends Use of Glyphosate

Kelly MarshallAg Group, ASA, EU, Herbicides

The European Commission has extended authorization for glyphosate for another 18 months, an action supported by soy growers in the U.S.  However, Richard Wilkins, President of the American Soybean Association, notes that the announcement is only a temporary solution, and that American farmers are still searching for more certainty in the European marketplace. “An 18-month extension gives U.S. farmers and … Read More

Apply for the 2017 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Ag Leader, ASA, Dupont Crop Protection, Education, Youth

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont are seeking applicants for the 2016-17 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program, which works to identify and develop grower leaders who continue to shape the future of agriculture. “The ASA DuPont Young Leader Program has had a tremendous impact on the soybean industry and many of our current grower leaders at the national and … Read More