Archive for April, 1999

ASA Applauds Announcement to Lift Sanctions

The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauded an announcement by President Bill Clinton Wednesday that he will lift sanctions on the sale of U.S. food and pharmaceuticals to Iran, Sudan and Libya. Sales of agriculture commodities will continue to be examined on a case-by-case basis, but the sanctions change will allow the pending sale of agriculture … Read More »

ASA Outlines Crop Insurance Reforms for Senate Ag Committee

The American Soybean Association (ASA) last week outlined for the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee a list of six specific Crop Insurance Program reforms that ASA views as necessary if crop insurance is to provide an adequate safety net for producers. ASA First Vice President Marc Curtis, a producer from Leland, Miss., told the Committee, “Soybean … Read More »

ASA Announces Details of $1 Billion Foreign Concessional Sale and Donation Program for Soybeans and Soy Products

The American Soybean Association (ASA) announced the details of its proposed $1 billion concessional sale and donation program for soybeans, soybean meal, soybean oil, soy flour, isolated soy protein, textured vegetable protein, functional and non-functional soy protein concentrates and textured soy protein concentrates. A comprehensive list of recipient countries, quantities, and products for concessional sales … Read More »

ASA Declares China’s WTO Accession Terms for Agriculture Are Favorable to U.S. Soybean Producers

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is extremely pleased with reports that negotiations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China on Chinese accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) have resulted in agreement on terms that will improve market access for U.S. soybeans and products. According to U.S. government sources, the ongoing WTO … Read More »

ASA Announces Water Quality Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) announced a series of water quality forums that will establish a communication link for grower leaders and state government agencies engaged in the process of implementing Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements. The effort is designed to enable grower leaders in five states to guide implementation of programs affecting cropland. ASA … Read More »