Archive for May, 1998

ASA Urges Congress to Approve Biodiesel as an Alternative Fuel

American Soybean Association President Mark Berg testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today urging Congress to approve legislation designating blends of biodiesel and petroleum diesel as an alternative fuel, and therefore, eligible for use in alternative-fueled vehicles in government fleets. Berg, a soybean producer from Tripp, S.D., explained the value of the … Read More »

Agriculture Groups Call for Action to Bolster Farm Safety Net

The American Soybean Association and 11 other agricultural organizations sent a letter today to House and Senate leaders calling for Congress to take specific actions to boost agricultural exports and support farm income. The letter cited the need to follow through on Congressional assurances made at the time the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform (FAIR) … Read More »

ASA President Calls for Improved Access to EU Market for Biotech Crops

American Soybean Association (ASA) President Mark Berg testified before the House International Relations Committee last week to present soybean producers’ views on trade issues with the European Union (EU) concerning agricultural products derived from biotechnology. Berg, a Tripp, South Dakota soybean grower, pointed to the rapid acceptance of biotech crops by U.S. farmers as an … Read More »