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Growers Share Goal of #ZeroHunger

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

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Worrisome Waterways

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

CREAATE-ing Opportunities for Soy Trade and Exports

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

Protect Crop Insurance

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

The Right Formula: Trade + International Development

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

Ag Census: Your Voice. Your Future. Your Opportunity.

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.

Pursuing Priorities

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