Archive for November, 1999

Senators Introduce Legislation to Allow Biodiesel Use in Clean Air Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports new pro-biodiesel legislation introduced by Senators Christopher Bond (R-MO) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) yesterday. The legislation, entitled the “Biofuels Air Quality Act,” would allow biodiesel to compete for funds in the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) program. Representatives John Shimkus (R-IL) and Karen McCarthy (D-MO) introduced companion bill, … Read More »

ASA Supports Biotechnology at Food and Drug Administration Public Hearing

At a public hearing before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today, the American Soybean Association (ASA) stressed that the complete absence of sound scientific evidence to support false and misleading claims about the safety of biotech products gives every reason to support the technology. Biotechnology is a tool for producing safer, more nutritious crops, … Read More »

ASA Applauds Historic U.S., China Trade Agreement

A Major Step toward Increased Market Access for U.S. Soybean Producers The American Soybean Association (ASA) is extremely pleased that the United States and the People’s Republic of China have successfully completed bilateral talks on China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Today’s announcement by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is welcome news … Read More »