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Apply Now for the ASA Conservation Legacy Award

Each year, the American Soybean Association (ASA) holds a contest to honor farmers using innovative and smarter practices that are both environmentally friendly and profitable as part of their operations. Any strategies are welcome. Cover crops, reduced tillage, steps to improve energy efficiency or water quality and more. The ASA wants to hear your conservation […]

WSA President Speaks Out on Farm Aid Package

As tariff discussions continue, agriculture is grabbing national and state headlines. In response, Wisconsin Soybean Association President Tony Mellenthin, a farmer from Menomonie, WI, made the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s $12 billion agricultural aid proposal. “Recognizing that trade is our problem, aid handouts are not the solution. As farmers, we would rather […]

ASA Board Member Works With Senator Ron Johnson on Tariffs

Brad Kremer, former Wisconsin Soybean Association president, and current member of the American Soybean Association board of directors, met recently with Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. Kremer, a farmer from Pittsville, Wisconsin, was one of eight participants at a round table hosted by Senator Johnson to gain insight on how the tariffs are affecting businesses and […]

Look for the New Episode of Into the Outdoors!

The weekend of June 30-July 1, 2018 sees the debut of the latest episode of Into the Outdoors, the award-winning series for young people about the great adventures awaiting them outside. The new episode looks at careers in agricultural and follows two adventurers as they check out such diverse professions as app development and drone […]

Update: Senate and House Pass Farm Bill

June 29, 2018 UPDATE ON THE 2018 FARM BILL Today, the U.S. Senate approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill on a vote of 86-11, with the few nay votes coming from Republican senators. Congress has adjourned for the July 4th recess but expect the bill to move to a conference committee shortly after […]

$50 Billion Tariff Against China to Take Effect

President Trump has set the the course for a $50 billion tariff against China to take effect. According to a recent release from the American Soybean Association (ASA), the move will lead to “more uncertainty and a potentially devastating drop in Chinese imports of U.S. soybeans and soy products.” According to an article on NPR, […]

State’s First Soybean Crushing Facility Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2018   CONTACTS: Kathy Schlieve, City of Waupun 920-324-7912 or Kathy@cityofwaupun.org   Robert Karls, WI Soybean Marketing Board 608-334-2500 or karls@wisoybean.org   SITE FOR WISCONSIN’S FIRST SOYBEAN CRUSHING FACILITY IDENTIFIED Waupun-based facility would open in 2020 and provide 39 full-time jobs Waupun, Wis.– The City of Waupun and the Wisconsin […]

Legislative Updates 05.18.18

UPDATE: May, 18, 2018 The U.S. House of Representatives today failed to pass H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (the Farm Bill). ASA President and Iowa soybean grower John Heisdorffer said the following: The Farm Bill matters…U.S. soybean growers and everyone involved in agriculture depend on this vital piece of legislation. This bill […]

Apply Now for the ‘Ag Voices of the Future’ Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is now accepting applications for the Valent and ASA ‘Ag Voices of the Future’ program. If you’re chosen, all your travel, lodging and meal expenses will be covered by the program sponsors.  According to the ASA press release, the class is for “young people interested in improving their understanding of major […]

ASA Talking Tariffs on Capitol Hill

The American Soybean Association (ASA), which you automatically belong to when you join the Wisconsin Soybean Association, recently brought a coalition of farmers from across the country to talk with legislators about the potential impact of tariffs on U.S. soybeans. Iowa farmer John Heisdorffer, president of the ASA, issued this statement which we repeat in […]