Transportation

Soy Growers Urge Representatives to Sign Onto Waterways Infrastructure Funding Letter

Upgrading inland waterways infrastructure is a top priority for soybean farmers, and this week the American Soybean Association (ASA) urged growers to ask their representatives to sign onto the Dear Colleague letter circulating the U.S. House of Representatives. The letter urged support of dedicating a portion of federal revenues generated from hydropower sales to the … Read More »

Electronic Logging Device Requirements Delayed

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced another 90 day extension on the deadline for livestock haulers to comply with the electronic logging device (ELD) requirements. Subsequently, in the Omnibus Appropriations bill passed by Congress last week, a provision was included to prevent DOT from enforcing the ELD mandate through the end of the … Read More »

Soy Growers Discuss Trade, RFS and More on Capitol Hill

Farmer leaders on the board of the American Soybean Association (ASA) met in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss issues impacting the soybean industry and meet with members of Congress to advocate on the priority issues on behalf of more than 300,000 U. S. soybean farmers. Priority issues included trade, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), … Read More »

Soy Growers Urge Unions and Ports to Resume Negotiations, Avoid Trade Disruptions

Soy growers are urging labor union and port management to resume negotiations and avoid disruptions of Gulf and East Coast port operations—which could impact agricultural and food product exports to main markets The American Soybean Association (ASA) joined several agriculture and global trade stakeholders in a letter last week, encouraging the International Longshore Association and … Read More »

Soy Grower Priorities in the President’s Infrastructure Initiative

President Donald Trump released a statement of principles regarding his infrastructure initiative this week. While aspects of the plan have been discussed over the past year with stakeholders, including the American Soybean Association (ASA), the blueprint released this week is the first official information issued by the White House. As expected the Administration principles call … Read More »

Soy Transportation Coalition Releases ‘Top 10 Most Wanted List’ of Infrastructure Priorities

The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) released a list of infrastructure priorities this week, urging policy makers to include and understand the interests of rural America. “Farmers should realize that if we are unwilling to promote the transportation solutions that would benefit our industry, we should not expect others to do so,” said Gerry Hayden, a … Read More »

ASA Applauds President’s Commitment to Infrastructure Improvements

The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauded the priority placed on improving the nation’s infrastructure in President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address this week. ASA President John Heisdorffer, a soybean farmer from Keota, Iowa, said that the president’s commitment to work with Congress to fashion an initiative that will generate $1.5 trillion in … Read More »

ASA Submits Commments on Step 2 of WOTUS Repeal

On Tuesday, November 28th, American Soybean Association submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on step two of the proposal to repeal and replace the 2015 era Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The Agency requested input from stakeholders in preparation for developing a new rule and definition of “Waters of the U.S.” The … Read More »

Soy Growers Hear Rail Updates, Discuss Trade and Ag Exports During BNSF Meeting

Soy growers boarded a train last week for a meeting to discuss rail transportation issues and ag exports. As members of the Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) Ag Rail Council, American Soybean Association (ASA) Governing Committee members Bill Gordon (MN) and Kevin Scott (SD), along with Executive Director Bill Schuermann attended the fall council meeting … 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 »