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Arkansas Soybean Association Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Brinkley Convention Center
(1501 Weatherby Drive, Brinkley AR)

9:00 – Welcome – Derek Helms, President

9:10 - Update on Arkansas Agriculture – Wes Ward, Secretary of Agriculture

9:30 - Panel Discussion on the Upcoming Farm Bill -Fitzhugh Elder (Sen Boozman) & Joe MacFarlane (Rep. Crawford)

10:00 - break

10:15 - 2023 Farm Bill: Implications for Crop Insurance and Commodity Programs
Dr. Hunter Biram (Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at the University of Arkansas) 

10: 40 - Supply Chain Obstacles and Opportunities 
Mike Steenhoek, Executive Director, Soy Transportation Coalition

11:00 - Announcement of the 2022 Grow for the Green Winners -Dr. Jeremy Ross, Professor and Extension Agronomist – Soybean

11:20 – ASPB Update – Doug Hartz, Vice-Chair

11:50 - Business Session
Nominations
Financial
Minutes
Resolutions

12:00 – Lunch/Auction
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Thanks to our Meeting Sponsors

Ag Business Sponsors
Contribution levels include value of auction donations, meeting sponsorships and individual program donations.

Bin Buster (1000+)
Asgrow
ASPB
BASF
Corteva
Farm Credit Associations of Arkansas
Riceland Foods

Top Producer (600-999)
Syngenta
Richard Howard

High Yield (300-599)
Dumas Seed
Hurley and Associates
Progeny
FMC

Solid Performer (up to 299
Vincent Soybean & Grain Co.

Other Exhibitors
AR Dept of Agriculture
U of A Soy Science Challenge
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Results from the 2022 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge will be presented at the Annual Meeting on 
January 25, 2023
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2022 Census of Agriculture
     USDA has rolled out the 2022 Census of Agriculture to millions of ag producers across the country, with options to participate by mail or online. All responses are due Feb. 6, 2023. We would appreciate your help in sharing this deadline and how the census affects our producers.
     The ag census is the nation’s only comprehensive and impartial agriculture data for every state, county, and territory. Many grants and federal funds are allocated on the basis of data collected during the census and can affect how resources are directed to such things as roads, internet access, veteran health clinics, agribusiness set-up, disaster relief, and much more.
     ASA uses ag census data regularly in advocacy work and encourages all growers to participate. Again, we appreciate your partnership in spreading the word and making sure every U.S. soy grower’s voice is counted!
     Find more information on the Census of Agriculture here.
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ASA President testifies before Senate Ag Committee Hearing in Jonesboro - 6/17/22
Video of testimony here

ASA President Testifies for Soy Growers Before House Ag. Committee on Title I of Farm Bill 3/1/22

ASA President Brad Doyle, from Weiner AR testified on March 1.
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2021 Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge


Results Press Release

Composite Data 2021

2021 Results Booklet


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Press Releases from the American Soybean Association

USDA Bioproduct Funding Paves Way for Soy Oil Rubber to Hit the Road (12-21-22)

Tidings of Joy for Soy from Several Omnibus Provisions (12-20-22)


More than 300 Agriculture, Environment, Academic, & Other Industry Groups Call for Congress to Reaffirm Federal Pesticide Preemption (9-14-22)

Soy Products Likely to Get Boost Thanks to Biden EO (9-12-22)

Soy Growers Thank ITC for Ruling Against Imposing Final Duties on Imports of Fertilizer (7-18-22)

ASA Thanks USDA for Effort to Provide Farmers Greater Access to Crop Insurance Protection  (7-12-22)

Apply Now for the 2022 23 ASA Corteva Agriscience Young Leader Program (7-1-22)

Soybean Farmers have Rallied for Biobased—and Appreciate Backing in New Pilot Program!  (6-29-22)

ASA Now Accepting Applications for the Conservation Legacy Awards 
(6-24-22)

Growers Disappointed Supreme Court Decides Not to Hear Glyphosate Case  6-21-22

Doyle Testifies on Soy Farm Bill Interests in 
“Land of Opportunity”  6-17-22



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Info from the Arkansas Department of Ag

Arkansas Voluntary Smoke
Management Guidelines
for Row Crop Burning

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Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge
Historical information

spreadsheet with yield contest results from 
1999-2021 can be located here.

Results are searchable within the year in the spreadsheet.
2018 results can be located in the booklet linked below.
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INFORMATION 

2021 Results booklet

2020 Results booklet

2019 Results booklet

2018 Results booklet

2017 Results booklet

2016 Results booklet

2015 Results booklet



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