Trade

ASA Joins Letter Supporting Doud’s Nomination as Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative

On Thursday ASA joined other agriculture organizations in a letter addressed to all members of the Senate Finance Committee to support the confirmation of Gregg Doud as Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative. Read the full letter here: Recommendation-Doud FINAL 1030 10 12 2017

WISHH Cultivates Trade & Development through USDA Cochran Fellowships for School Nutrition

With funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), ASA’s WISHH provided nutrition and school meals training in Washington, D.C. and Delaware for eight representatives of governments or non-governmental organizations based in Nicaragua and Panama. FAS requested that WISHH conduct the training through the Cochran Fellowship Program that strengthens trade linkages while … Read More »

ASA Supports CREAATE Act in Senate

American Soybean Association (ASA) Vice President John Heisdorffer signaled the association’s strong support today for legislation that would double the funding for the Foreign Market Development program and the Market Access Programs, two federal cost-share efforts at the core of the soybean industry’s overseas market development work. Heisdorffer, who farms in Keota, Iowa, welcomed the … Read More »

USSEC Document Outlines KORUS Impact to U.S. Soy Growers

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) created a document regarding the United States Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), which includes market details, impacts of KORUS and possible effects on soy growers of the termination agreement. Earlier this week, the White House indicated earlier this week, intentions to prepare a withdrawal agreement. The American Soybean Association … Read More »

Soy Growers Call for Increased Funding to Export Programs

Soy growers continue to urge support for enhancing U.S. international market development efforts. The American Soybean Association (ASA), as part of the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports, sent a letter last week to House Committee on Agriculture Chariman Mike Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson. In the letter, the groups call for increasing vital … Read More »

ASA Warns White House Against Misguided Withdrawal from KORUS

In response to indications that the White House is preparing a withdrawal from the free trade agreement between the United States and South Korea as early as Tuesday, the American Soybean Association issued a stern warning that withdrawal from the pact, and the larger strategy of brinkmanship with regard to trade agreements by the White … Read More »

ASA Takes on Farm Progress Show 2017 with Help from

American Soybean Association (ASA) farmer leaders have been in Decatur, Ill. all this week, interacting with fellow farmers, members of Congress and administration officials, media and industry partners at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. The leadership team of President Ron Moore, Vice President John Heisdorffer and Chairman Richard Wilkins spent three days at the annual … Read More »

Soy Growers Talk Farm Bill, Crop Insurance and More with U.S. Ag Secretary Perdue

Soy growers had the opportunity to discuss important issues with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue this week. Both past and present American Soybean Association (ASA) members met with Perdue during his five state “Back to Our Roots” RV tour, which included stops in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. During his first … Read More »

Soy Growers Urge Confirmation of McKinney as USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

Soy growers showed support this week for Ted McKinney to be the first U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. The American Soybean Association (ASA) along with several other ag groups, sent a letter this week to Senate Committee on Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, … Read More »

USTR Releases NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

This week the Administration released the negotiating objectives for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The objectives are comprehensive and cover most sectors and subjects that have been a part of previous trade agreements. The first goal listed under Trade in Goods is to reduce the U.S. trade deficit with NAFTA countries. This could … Read More »