Archive for March, 1999

ASA Requests USDA Action on Foreign Assistance Programs and Use of Biodiesel Fuels in Government Vehicles

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has appealed to Agricultural Secretary Dan Glickman requesting that USDA initiate a $1 billion purchase and donation foreign assistance program for soybeans, soybean meal, and soybean oil using CCC Charter Act and Section 416(b) authorities. ASA also is asking that the government introduce biodiesel-blended fuels in at least 50 percent … Read More »

ASA Lauds AgrEvo Decision to Protect U.S. Export Markets by Delaying Commercialization of LibertyLink® Soybeans

The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed the announcement this week that AgrEvo USA Company has decided to delay commercialization of their LibertyLink® Soybean seed to safeguard acceptance of U.S. soybeans and soybean products in major export markets. Although approved by the U.S. government for domestic planting and consumption, LibertyLink Soybeans have not received import clearances … Read More »

ASA Expresses Support for the National Soybean Checkoff Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today expressed support for the National Soybean Checkoff Program before the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Joint Task Force on Research & Promotion Programs. Checkoff programs are a vital means for farmers to invest their own money in strengthening market demand, improving productivity, and increasing profitability. One-half of one percent of … Read More »

ASA Seeks $1 Billion for Soy Purchase and Donation Programs

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is urging swift action by Congress to help mitigate the economic disaster that is confronting farmers, ranchers and rural communities in 1999. ASA President Mike Yost, a soybean and corn producer from Murdock, Minn., said, “ASA is requesting $1 billion in Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funds be earmarked for a … Read More »

ASA Strongly Endorses Enactment of FARRM Account Legislation

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today renewed its support for Farm And Ranch Risk Management (FARRM) accounts that would help farmers better manage year-to-year fluctuations in their cash flow. ASA President Mike Yost, a soybean and corn producer from Murdock, Minn., said, “This important measure would provide a much-needed cash flow tool to agricultural producers, … Read More »

ASA Outlines Actions Required to Protect Biotechnology and U.S. Soy Exports

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today outlined for members of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research, and Specialty Crops, that international agreement on biotechnology is needed to help new products feed a burgeoning world population. ASA President Mike Yost, a soybean and corn producer from Murdock, Minn., outlined eight steps for biotechnology trade … Read More »

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