Archive for October, 1999

ASA to Host Biotechnology Town Hall Meetings

The American Soybean Association (ASA) will host a series of four “Planting Decision 2000” town hall meetings to help producers make well-informed planting decisions for next year. At the meeting, producers will have questions answered by an expert with the full resources of the ASA, an organization that is on the front-line of the marketing … Read More »

New Health Claim Could Double Human Consumption of Soy Protein

Approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of a new soy health claim is good news for consumers and soybean growers, according to the American Soybean Association (ASA). ASA First Vice President Tony Anderson, a soybean producer from Mount Sterling, Ohio, participated in a news conference today in Washington, D.C., to discuss the … Read More »

DuPont and ASA Team Up To Promote Excellence and Leadership within Soybean Industry

DuPont Agricultural Enterprise and the American Soybean Association are teaming up once again to sponsor the 2000 ASA-DuPont Young Leader Program, and are seeking farmer applicants from around the country to participate in this exciting leadership experience. A longstanding tradition in the soybean industry, the Young Leader Program is designed to identify and cultivate soybean … Read More »

Soybean Growers Testify in Support of Sustainable Fuels Bills to Promote Investment in New Environmentally Sound Uses of Soybeans

American Soybean Association (ASA) Chairman Mike Yost testified today in support of the National Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals of 1999 Act (H.R. 2827). During testimony before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research and Specialty Crops, Yost said that the bill, introduced by Representative Tom Ewing (R-IL), would promote research and help bring new … Read More »

ASA Urges Government to Defend the Value of Biotechnology

American Soybean Association (ASA) President Marc Curtis today presented the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee with a list of suggestions on what the Federal government can do to strengthen the commercial environment for biotechnology crops and products. During testimony before the Committee, Curtis, a producer from Leland, Miss., highlighted benefits offered by biotechnology crops, such as … Read More »

Key Message Points Regarding Soybean Seedstock Derived Through Biotechnology

ONLY ONE BIOTECH BEAN: Only one biotech soybean was commercially grown in 1999. More than half of the soybean seedstock planted in the United States this year contained the Roundup Ready® gene event that makes the plant resistant to glyphosate herbicides. The soybeans grown from this seedstock have been approved for planting in the U.S., … Read More »

ASA Calls for Expanded Food Assistance Program to Russia

During testimony before the House Agriculture Committee today, American Soybean Association (ASA) President Marc Curtis called on Congress to support an expanded food aid program to Russia in FY-2000. Curtis urged immediate action on ASA’s food aid proposal to utilize soybeans and soy products, and for the U.S. government to accept Russia’s request for one … Read More »

ASA Endorses Aid Package for Agriculture Passed by the House

Encourages the Senate and the President to Support the Package The American Soybean Association (ASA) has endorsed the $8.7 billion farm assistance package worked out by Senate and House negotiators and approved by the House today. ASA is urging members of the Senate and President Bill Clinton to also approve the package. ASA considers the … Read More »