Faces of Tariffs

On Friday, July 6 the Administration's Section 301 tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese products will go into effect, as will China's in-kind retaliatory tariffs which include a 25 percent tariff on U.S. soybean imports to China. These tariffs affect and harm real farmers and real communities, which is why ASA is encouraging growers … Continue reading Faces of Tariffs

EPA’s Proposed RFS Levels

This week the EPA released their proposed RFS volumes for 2019/2020. The proposal calls for 2.43 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel for 2020, which is a 330 million gallon increase over the 2019 levels. For total Advanced Biofuels, an overall category to which biodiesel also qualifies, EPA proposed 4.88 billion gallons for 2019, a 590 … Continue reading EPA’s Proposed RFS Levels

CREAATE-ing Opportunities for U.S. Soy

As the nation’s leading farm export, ASA strongly supports doubled funding for the Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development Program (FMD), both of which support the critical work of the soybean industry in both new and existing foreign markets. That's why ASA supports the Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and … Continue reading CREAATE-ing Opportunities for U.S. Soy

Chinese Tariff Retaliation: No Longer a ‘What If’

This week China announced a proposed 25 percent tariff on imported U.S. soybeans following the U.S. administration’s release of a list of Chinese products valued at more than $50 billion that would be subject to import tariffs under the Section 301 determination. Retaliation is no longer a ‘what if.’ And the escalation of a trade … Continue reading Chinese Tariff Retaliation: No Longer a ‘What If’


U.S. agriculture, especially the soybean industry, is highly dependent on trade and exports, making them particularly vulnerable to retaliation following today’s decision to impose steel and aluminum import tariffs by President Trump. China is not only U.S. soy’s largest customer, but also the top market for U.S. soybeans, purchasing more than all our other customers … Continue reading Tariff-ied

Take Action! Tax Extenders Package Needed in Upcoming CR

The biodiesel tax credit lapsed at the end of 2016 and its reinstatement is vital to the biodiesel industry. During consideration of the comprehensive tax reform bill that was enacted in December, congressional leaders agreed to address expired tax credits in a seperate tax extenders package. Supporters are urging that the tax extenders be attached … Continue reading Take Action! Tax Extenders Package Needed in Upcoming CR