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 »

ASA Pushes for Quick Approval of New West Coast Port Labor Agreement

ASA and several other members of the West Coast Port Labor Negations Coalition sent a letter last week once again calling for International Longshore and … Read More »

Contact Senators to Ask the White House for a Start to the NESP in 2016

ASA encourages soy growers to reach out to their senators and encourage their support for a letter to President Obama urging support for the Navigation … 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 »

House Majority Whip Highlights Report on Importance of Mississippi River System to U.S. Soybean Exports

A study titled “Emerging South American Competitiveness to U.S. Soybean Exports” was released this week by the International Business Committee of the World Trade Center … Read More »

ASA Hails Barge Fuel Increase to Fund Waterways,Calls for Longer-Term Solution with Passage of Tax Extenders Stopgap

As part of H.R. 647, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, the House of Representatives on Wednesday passed, by a vote of 404-17, … Read More »

Ice Leads to Early Closure of Upper Mississippi Shipping Season

Ice covered locks and dams near Minnesota are causing an early end to the shipping season on the upper Mississippi River today rather than early … Read More »

STC’s 5th Annual Railroad Report Card: Grain Shippers Rate Union Pacific Best Railroad Amid Widespread Frustration

Information provided by the Soy Transportation Coalition. The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) released its fifth annual Railroad Report Card last week and Union Pacific reclaimed … Read More »

USACE Implements ‘Queue Management’ to Keep Harvest Moving

Last week, ASA and the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) contacted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to express our concerns with their decision to … Read More »

Signatures Needed in Support of Waterways Funding and the NESP!

Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) are circulating a Dear Colleague letter in support of a letter to be sent to President … Read More »