Congress Works on Extension for Positive Train Control

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has joined with agricultural industry groups and a broader coalition of business and industry in urging Congress to act quickly … Read More »

American Soybean Association Welcomes Finalization of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Following news out of Atlanta that negotiators from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations have reached a final agreement, the American Soybean Association (ASA), which … Read More »

Congress Approves Reauthorization of U.S. Grain Standards Act

Congress passed a reauthorization bill this week that renews important provisions in the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA). These include allowing the Federal Grain Inspection … Read More »

U.S., China Set Meeting to Discuss Transparency, Biotech Approvals

In conjunction with President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington D.C this week, the U.S. and Chinese governments are holding a Strategic Agricultural Innovation Dialogue (SAID) … Read More »

Soy Growers Host Farm Visit, Port Tour for Chinese Officials

  With President Xi Jinping’s visit to Washington, D.C. this week, soy growers were on hand to welcome other Chinese officials to the United States … Read More »

USTR Releases Detailed Summary of TPP Objectives

Information provided by USTR. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) this week released a detailed summary of the most recent U.S. negotiating … Read More »

Soy Growers Continue Urging President Obama to Make China’s Pending Biotech Issues a Priority

Soy growers and other industry partners reiterated the importance of ensuring swift, positive action on pending biotechnology issues in China last week. As part of … Read More »

Year-end Deadline for Railroads Threatens Ag Shipments

Rail service and ag shipments could soon come to a halt if Congress fails to extend safety deadlines. The Class I railroads, which are the … Read More »

Soy Growers Support Reauthorization of the Grain Standards Act

Soy growers showed support on Thursday for legislation to reauthorize the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA) set to expire at the end of September. USGSA … Read More »

EU Agriculture Committee Rejects Biotech Opt Out Proposal

The European Union (EU) Agriculture Committee rejected the Commission’s proposed biotechnology “opt-out” proposal last week. The proposal, introduced in by the Commission in April, would … Read More »