One Great Organization. Many Reasons to Join.
What’s in it for you? SDSA fights for farmer members in many areas:
In the past five years, no one has put more time and money into being a positive influence on legislation that impacts the profitability of soybean producers than the South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) and our affiliated national group, the American Soybean Association (ASA). We are respected in both Pierre and Washington and have favorably influenced ag policy and ag finance for many years. Your membership ensures that will continue.
SDSA strongly supports the development and use of biodiesel. Biodiesel will move large surpluses of soybean oil off the market, creating higher prices for soybeans, which means more revenue for South Dakota farmers. Thanks to our members, SDSA is advancing legislation in Pierre and Washington to dramatically expand this market.
A 2 percent biodiesel blend would result in the consumption of 700 million gallons of biodiesel nationally and increased revenue of 15 cents per bushel, according to experts.
The fate of the American livestock industry and soybean producers are directly linked. As our largest customer, livestock consumes more than 1.4 billion bushels of U.S. soybeans each year — about half of total U.S. soybean production. SDSA advocates for clear, consistent and reasonable regulations that will allow livestock to grow and thrive in South Dakota and around the country.
Every other row of soybeans in South Dakota is exported each year. The SDSA and ASA think we can do even better and are working with other farm advocacy groups to reduce barriers that restrict soy and meat exports. Beyond that, SDSA and ASA manage the world’s only international soy market development program, which is responsible for promoting U.S. soy exports to more than 80 countries.
- All SDSA members are also members of the American Soybean Association (ASA). For a full list of ASA benefits visit: soygrowers.com/belong/membership-benefits/.
- All SDSA members receive a discount with Low Mu Tech orders. 3 year and Lifetime members receive $20 off and free shipping with their purchase and 1 year members receive $10 off and free shipping. Please contact our office for more information.
- $150 for a one-year membership
- $200 for a three-year membership
- $800 for a lifetime membership
College & Post-Secondary Students
- Free SDSA membership
Invest your support in the group that works hardest for you. You know the South Dakota Soybean Association has the best interest of soybean farmers at heart because it’s governed by soybean farmers. We know the real-life challenges farmers face and take that strong message to state and federal government.
For Information on how to sign up as an Industry Partner call 605-330-9942.