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ASA pushes for extension of biodiesel tax incentive

This week ASA has been connecting with its members and followers to encourage Congress to pass a multi-year extension of the biodiesel and renewable diesel incentive in tax policy. The tax credit would help blenders and fuel marketers expand the use of biodiesel. When the extensions are short-term, the industry does not have the stability it needs … Read More »

ASA/WISHH follows up on food grade soybeans with Myanmar

ASA/WISHH is in North Dakota this week, learning more about the growing and handling of food grade soybeans, the contracting process and meeting with U.S. exporters. Rick Chase, ASA/WISHH’s in-country representative for Myanmar, is attending the course at the Northern Crops Institute (NCI) and will use the content to follow-up with Myanmar soymilk and tofu … Read More »

WRDA 2018 heads to President’s desk

This week the U.S. Senate voted 99-1 to approve America’s Water Infrastructure Act, which includes the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018.  WRDA authorizes the programs and projects carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on locks and dams, dredging and other waterways projects. ASA supports WRDA reauthorization to continue the progress … Read More »

Ag Data Transparent Board plans for 2019

The Ag Data Transparent Board of Directors met last week in Indianapolis to review 2018 and plan for 2019. ASA currently chairs the Board, and will continue in that role in 2019. The Ag Data Transparency Evaluator was created in 2015 as a tool to improve farmers’ trust of ag data platforms, simplify the contracts … Read More »

Nigerian business buys U.S. soybeans for food oil, poultry feed

WISHH staff recently confirmed the purchase of 31,000 MT of U.S. soybeans by the Nigerian agribusiness Agboola Farms Ltd. The product will be utilized as meal for the poultry industry and oil for the local food industry. Tola Johnson, of Agboola Farms Ltd., indicated that the product has been well received by her customers and … Read More »