Archive for October, 1998

ASA Encouraged by USDA’s P.L. 480 Allocations

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is encouraged by yesterday’s announcement from Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman that provides for $61 million in soybean, soymeal and soyoil shipments under the Public Law (P.L.) 480, Title I program. “Since May of this year, the American Soybean Association has stressed to Congress and the Administration the critical need … Read More »

ASA Challenges Congress to Improve Emergency Ag Relief Package

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is urging Congressional leaders to work constructively to develop an improved emergency agricultural relief package that will provide adequate economic assistance to meet the needs of producers and rural communities during the current period of severe distress. ASA Chairman Mark Berg, a soybean producer from Tripp, South Dakota, said, “We … Read More »

Congress Approves Biodiesel EPACT Legislation

Congress completed approval of legislation today that will 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). The American Soybean Association (ASA) had made passage of the legislation one of its top priorities … Read More »

ASA Signs Letter of Intent for U.S. Soybean Exports to Taiwan

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the Taiwan Vegetable Oil Manufacturers’ Association (TVOA) signed a letter of intent on October 3, for the purchase of 1.6 to 1.8 million metric tons (58.8 to 66.1 million bushels) of U.S. soybeans between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 1999. TVOA Chairman Ling-Yi Wang and ASA Executive Committee … Read More »