Future for Soybean Production

Cindy ZimmermanASA, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Cover Crops, Soybeans, sustainability, Weed control

During the recent Bayer CropScience Corn and Soybean Future Forum in Germany, soybean producers talked about the challenges ahead for farmers. American Soybean Association president Ray Gaesser talked about sustainability, weed resistance and cover crops. “We as farmers really need to be proactive and make sure to protect the technologies we have, because not having those weed management technologies is … Read More

Soybean Groups Hold Biotech Roundtable

Cindy ZimmermanAg Group, ASA, biotechnology, Soybeans

The American and Illinois Soybean Associations teamed up last week to gather more than 100 farmers, researchers, leaders of agricultural organizations and federal officials for a discussion on the worldwide benefits of agricultural biotechnology. “It is critical that agriculture let policymakers and regulators in Washington know how much farmers need biotechnology to sustainably produce food for the world’s population. Scientists … Read More

ASA Joins the PrecisionAg Institute

Jamie JohansenAg Group, ASA, Soybeans

The use of precision agriculture tools and methods continues to play a growing role in the sustainability and productivity of U.S. farm operations. Recognizing this fact, the American Soybean Association (ASA) joins the PrecisionAg Institute, an organization focused on advancing precision agriculture technology and its efficiency, stewardship and profitability for farmers. ASA represents the first farmer-led organization to join the … Read More

Soybean Grower Testifies on Biotech and Trade

Cindy ZimmermanASA, Audio, biotechnology, Government, Soybeans, trade

The Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing Wednesday on “Trade Enforcement: Using Trade Rules to Level the Playing Field for U.S. Companies and Workers” addressing concerns that as new trade agreements are being considered those that are already in place are not being adequately enforced. “Without strong enforcement, no trade deal – old or new – is able to … Read More

SoyCam Shares Illinois Soybean Production Experiences

Jamie JohansenAg Group, ASA, Soybeans

Soybean planting is underway, and the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) makes it easy for educators and consumers to see the process in action. ISA’s SoyCam.com offers a firsthand, season-long view of soybean production. Funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff, Soycam follows eight Illinois soybean farmers as they document their activities through the growing season with photographs and commentary. The SoyCam … Read More

ASA Pushes for Broad Land Grant Coalition

Jamie JohansenAg Group, ASA, Farm Bill, Soybeans, USDA

In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this morning, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and six other national farm groups urged USDA to consider the needs of soybean growers and growers of all crops when awarding funds included in the 2014 Farm Bill to land grant universities for the development of websites and web-based tools to assist producers in … Read More