Today shines a spotlight on something farmers’ think about every day of the year: safe, affordable food. Globally, one in nine people suffer from hunger which is why the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has set a goal to reach #zerohunger by 2030, and US soy growers are doing their part to … Continue reading Growers Share Goal of #ZeroHunger
Today is National Farmers’ Day; a day to celebrate the farmers who toil through holidays and inclement weather, who wake up with the sun and don’t call it a day until the work is done. Today is a day to say thank you. Fifty years ago one farmer fed 26 people but today, because of … Continue reading Working in Acres, Not Hours
Infrastructure keeps America connected, but it’s more than highways and subway systems, electrical grids and broadband access. Infrastructure is ports, bridges, railways and waterways. It’s the connector between rural America and the foods consumers enjoy around the world. It’s the vehicle for global commerce. In short, infrastructure matters, and in many cases is in need … Continue reading Worrisome Waterways
This week Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) along with Sens. Angus King (I-Maine), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) introduced the Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act, legislation that would double funding for the Foreign Market Development program and the Market Access Programs. ASA works together with the U.S. Soybean … Continue reading CREAATE-ing Opportunities for Soy Trade and Exports
Crop Insurance is one of many tools in farmers’ toolkits that allows them to continue growing through tough times, like natural disasters and crop destruction. To further explain the necessity of Crop Insurance, the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau and coalition partners, including the American Soybean Association have released profiles for all 50 states, showing … Continue reading Protect Crop Insurance
Last week ASA staff and grower leaders took to the fields of Decatur, Illinois to talk about soybeans, trade, infrastructure, biodiesel, the upcoming farm bill, harvest season and more at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. Highlights of the week included ASA President Ron Moore’s testimony during the House Ag Committee’s Farm Bill Listening Session, the … Continue reading Did You Catch ASA at Farm Progress?
Soy trade is vital to rural America’s economy, and developing countries who depend on soy offer long-term market opportunities, which is why ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health is working to not only promote trade but also rural development in countries like Pakistan, Ghana, El Salvador and Guatemala. As these counties receive development opportunities and … Continue reading The Right Formula: Trade + International Development
This week soybean grower and ASA Board member Kevin Scott testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee on the importance of risk management programs within the nation's farm legislation. During the hearing Scott detailed the ways that programs withing the commodities and crop insurance titles of the farm bill work together and may be improved moving … Continue reading Quoted on the Hill
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service conducts the Census of Agriculture once every five years, and the information gleaned from the census guides agribusinesses, policy makes, researchers, local government and many other organizations on the creation and funding of ag programs and services. This year, NASS is unveiling a new online questionnaire that will make … Continue reading Ag Census: Your Voice. Your Future. Your Opportunity.
Next week ASA’s board of directors will be in Washington DC to continue pursuing soybean’s aggressive policy agenda with the administration and 115th Congress. Chief on the agenda during hill visits is trade expansion, the upcoming farm bill, tax reform, biodiesel demand, regulations and infrastructure. TRADE: Enhance U.S. trade relations with other countries, including NAFTA … Continue reading Pursuing Priorities