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Research Reveals that Conservation is Important to American Farmers

In a recent press release, the American Soybean Association (ASA) released the results of a study that took place in 2019 and focused on collecting data regarding soil health and conservation efforts. Data was collected via third-party surveys and focus groups throughout the United States. A notable finding from this research revealed that soybean farmers […]

U.S. and China Reach a Phase One Agreement

A historic agreement was made in mid-December of 2019 as the United States and China came to a Phase One agreement to move toward ending the trade war. The deal requires structural reforms amongst other changes that will need to be made to the Chinese economic and trade regime. Areas like intellectual property, technology transfer, […]

Register Now for the Corn-Soy Expo

Registration is now open for this winter’s Corn Soy Expo at the new Kalahari Convention Center and can be accessed, along with a program schedule, through the online website cornsoyexpo.org. Corn-Soy Expo will run Thursday, February 6th, through Friday February 7th. General Sessions planned for this winter’s meeting feature Chip Flory, host of Market Rally […]

Biodiesel Tax Incentive Extension

After nearly two years of uncertainty, congressional negotiators extend the biodiesel tax credit that lapsed at the end of 2017. The credit extends to $1 per-gallon for five years covering 2018-22, retroactive to Jan 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2022. The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) worked closely to advocate for the reintroduction of […]

Biodiesel’s Positive Impact On Soybean Farmers

Biodiesel fuel positively impacts the US economy, especially soybean growers. Biodiesel; a renewable fuel made from combining a wide range of recycled cooking oil, animal fats, and vegetable oils. Research from the United Soybean Board reveals despite Biodiesel having similar physical properties to petroleum diesel, it is a cleaner-burning alternative, and significantly reduces lifecycle carbon […]

Christy Seyfert Named to Manage the DC Soybean Office

In the latest press release from the American Soybean Association (ASA), it was announced that Christy Seyfert will join the senior leadership team at the DC soybean office. This decision was made as the ASA is just months away from its centennial anniversary. Seyfert, a DC veteran will be taking the position of Executive Director […]

Soybean Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments Provide Farmers Negligible Benefits

New research has been published regarding neonicotinoid seed treatments (NST). It has been revealed that this soybean treatment provides negligible benefit to U.S. farmers. In recent years the usage of NST has increased and it is estimated that approximately 50% of U.S. soybean planted acreage is treated with this class of insecticide seed treatment. It […]