Entries by ellen

Industry Update: Dicamba

ASA and a coalition of national grower trade associations that represents farmers, ranchers, and their families nationwide are urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to reject an NGO call to invalidate EPA’s dicamba existing stocks order for three dicamba products whose registrations were immediately vacated by the court June 3. Background Earlier this […]

Wisconsin Ag Groups Appreciate Farmer Aid

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2020    MADISON – Today, eight organizations thanked Gov. Tony Evers for allocating $50 million in federal funding for direct aid for Wisconsin farmers. These farm groups appealed to Evers last month for direct cash relief for Wisconsin’s farmers who have been hit especially hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

The American Soybean Association Launches #SoyHelp

The American Soybean Association (ASA) in collaboration with the United Soybean Board (USB) has launched the #SoyHelp campaign, to help connect with soybean farmers across the country as they cope during these challenging times. The ASA COVID-19 task force conducted a survey in April regarding the effects of COVID-19 on soy growers, their operations, employees, […]

Letter from WSA President – Tony Mellenthin

Looking back at 2019, it was a year most Wisconsin soybean farmers would like to forget. From the blizzard in February that destroyed countless farm buildings, through the wet spring and continuing through the wet fall with delayed harvest and wet grain in the field. These unfortunate conditions led to earlier mornings and later nights […]

Biodiesel – A Bright Future Ahead

Every day, Wisconsin farmers try to extract as much value from the products that we produce. Our goal is to produce the highest quality product that we can while also leaving the smallest environmental footprint possible. As soybean farmers, we know that biodiesel is available in the market but, many give little thought to the […]

Update of the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP).

The NCSRP met in August of 2019 for its annual research funding meeting. With fewer checkoff dollars available, due to the downturn in the market, the NCSRP employed greater discretion in the selection process. Thanks to some additional funds from the United Soybean Board (USB), the NCSRP was able to fund 11 of the 24 […]

A New Addition to the ASA Policy Team

April 15, 2020, the American Soybean Association (ASA) has announced a new member of the policy team that will continue to lead efforts in the areas of biofuels and infrastructure. Alexa Combleic will join the government affairs team located in Washington D.C. this May. Combelic has served in various Hill staff roles the past 10 […]

The United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement Officially Signed

Members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) board of directors attended the signing ceremony for the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) at the White House. Wisconsin representative, Brad Kremer was in attendance and joined leaders from other agriculture groups that will also be positively impacted by the signing. The deal is set to take effect […]

University of Wisconsin Agronomy Research Project

Rodrigo Werle, Assistant Professor & Weed Specialist from the University of Wisconsin Extension Program is looking for farmers who have finished harvesting soybeans or corn and moved their combines into storage without thoroughly cleaning them. His combine weed seed collection project is approximately 10 combines shy of reaching the minimum sample size to successfully establish […]