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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

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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’

Tariff-ied

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

Infrastructure: ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’

This week President Trump addressed the need for updated infrastructure in his first State of the Union address. ASA applauded the President's commitment to work with Congress to fashion an initiative that will generate $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investments to upgrade roads, bridges, highways, railways, waterways and broadband. Following the address, the Soy Transportation Coalition … Continue reading Infrastructure: ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’

Improving Rural Prosperity

In April 2017, President Trump issued an executive order establishing the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity “to ensure the informed exercise of regulatory authority that impacts agriculture and rural communities.” Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is chairman of the Task Force, which includes a total of 22 federal agencies and local leaders. In January … Continue reading Improving Rural Prosperity