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ASA Among Industry Groups Urging Congress to Extend Tax Credits

ASA signed on to a coalition letter this week urging action on expired tax credits—such as the biodiesel tax credit—during the 115th Congress’ lame duck session.  The letter urged the House and Senate to retroactively extend the expired tax provisions, or tax extenders, which have remained lapsed since the end of 2017.  Industries affected range … Read More »

ASA Supports NBB Efforts to Dissuade Review of Argentine Biodiesel Trade Duties

The U.S. Department of Commerce on November 5 granted a request from the government of Argentina to initiate “changed circumstances” reviews of U.S. trade duties imposed on Argentine biodiesel companies. The Department of Commerce imposed antidumping and countervailing duty orders earlier this year following investigations in which the government found that biodiesel imports from Argentina … Read More »

State Communicators Talk Policy at ASA Boot Camp in D.C.

State staff headed to D.C. this week to talk soybean policy issues, mid-term elections and collaboration. ASA hosted the first State Policy Communications Boot Camp to bring together national and state communicators to further relationships while building on policy knowledge and exploring how we as an association communicate about key policy issues like trade and … Read More »

ASA/WISHH’s FEEDing Pakistan Lays Foundation for $150 Million World Bank Aquaculture Investment

WISHH’s USDA-funded FEEDing Pakistan project laid the foundation for a new $150 million World Bank investment in Pakistan’s aquaculture sector, which will further drive demand for soy protein in Pakistan’s growing fish feed industry. “The results achieved through ASA/WISHH’s FEEDing Pakistan aquaculture project helped convince the World Bank to invest $150 million into the aquaculture … Read More »

CAST Cambodia Team Visits Tilapia Hatchery

ASA’s Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST) Cambodia project, funded by the USDA’s Food for Progress Program, is undertaking some preliminary work in Cambodia.  Chief of Party Jim Hershey has been in Cambodia this month talking to stakeholders and eventual partners as this five-year project gets underway. CAST Cambodia will work with commercial freshwater … Read More »