Archive for September, 1998

House Approves Biodiesel Legislation Sought by ASA

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is delighted that the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on September 28 to allow public vehicle fleets to earn credits under the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 1992 by using a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel, commonly called (B-20). “Bipartisan House approval of biodiesel … Read More »

ASA Biodiesel Legislation Included in Farm Aid Package

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that the farm aid package put forth by Republican congressional leaders includes legislation that will allow vehicle fleets regulated under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to earn credits toward meeting EPACT requirements by operating on a 20/80 percent blend of biodiesel/diesel fuel. “Biodiesel is a viable alternative … Read More »

ASA Views Republican Farm-Aid Package as Important

First Step To Support Farm Income The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased with the direction taken by Republican congressional leaders to provide a $3.9 billion farm-aid package that includes ASA’s biodiesel legislation, disaster assistance, and income support as long as Congress and the Administration continue to work to boost agricultural exports. ASA First Vice … Read More »

ASA Challenges Congress to Pass Fast Track and IMF Legislation

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is challenging the United States Congress and the Clinton Administration to take specific actions to boost agricultural exports and support farm income. ASA President Mike Yost said, “Congress must get its priorities straight and pass both Fast Track trade negotiating legislation and funding for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before … Read More »

ASA Challenges Congress and the Administration to Make Good on Farm Bill Commitments

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is challenging the United States Congress and the Clinton Administration to work together to stop the erosion of the federal safety net for U.S. farmers and ranchers. ASA President Mike Yost said, “American farmers agreed to accept reductions in income supports under the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act … Read More »

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