Biotechnology

Soy Growers Discuss Regulatory Challenges, Stepping-Up Consumer Engagement at Annual NOPA Meeting

Leaders in the oilseed industry met this week to discuss key issues, including regulatory challenges and consumer education. ASA’s Executive Committee joined USB, USSEC and … Read More »

ASA Calls on European Union to Issue Import Approvals for 13 Biotech Traits Without Further Delay

In a letter sent today to European Health & Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and fellow farm groups urged that … Read More »

Senators Write to EPA to Urge Action on Biodiesel Volume Requirements

A letter led by Senators Heitkamp (D-ND), Grassley (R-IA), Blunt (R-MO) and Murray (D-WA) to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy urges EPA to finalize the Renewable … Read More »

Keystone Pipeline Bill Attracts Amendments on RFS, Trade

As the Senate considers a bill to approve the contentious Keystone XL pipeline, two amendments of interest to ASA have been filed that could potentially … Read More »

Soy Growers Welcome USDA Deregulation of Dicamba-Tolerant Soybeans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that the agency will deregulate Monsanto’s Dicamba-resistant soybeans. Following the news, the American Soybean Association (ASA) issued a … Read More »

A Look Back at the Policy Wins for ASA in 2014

The 113th Congress has the dubious distinction of being the second-least productive in history, surpassed only by the 112th Congress.  Gridlock between the Obama Administration, … Read More »

ASA Attends Biotech Labeling Meetings with House Agriculture Staff

ASA Washington staff participated in separate meetings with the Republican and Democrat staff for the House Agriculture Committee to discuss preparations for the reintroduction of … Read More »

ASA Meets with Inter-Agency GLI Officials to Discuss Approved Biotech Events, Commercial Shipments

ASA Washington staff attended a meeting between the USBCA International Working Group and Administration officials who participate in the Global Low Level Presence Initiative (GLI), … Read More »

ASA Leaders Review Progress, Goals for Biotech Issues at USBCA Plenary

ASA President Wade Cowan, Chairman Ray Gaesser, ASA First Vice President Richard Wilkins, Past President Steve Wellman, CEO Steve Censky and Washington staff attended the … Read More »

ASA and USBCA Thank White House, Capitol Hill for Continued Efforts to Establish Comprehensive Framework for Biotech Approvals in China

ASA and the United States Biotech Crops Association (USBCA) thanked the White House and Capitol Hill this week for continued efforts to establish a timely, … Read More »