Archive for December, 1999

ASA Board Supports Continuation of $5.26 Loan Rate

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is urging Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman to maintain the crop year 2000 national average soybean loan rate at $5.26 per bushel to provide an adequate safety net for farmers next year. The Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act of 1996, provides discretionary authority under which Secretary Glickman is not … Read More »

ASA Frustrated with Administration Delays on Soy Food Assistance Program

Growers Urged to Contact Representatives and Senators The American Soybean Association (ASA) is asking soybean producers to lobby their Representatives and Senators to urge immediate action from the White House and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that is delaying implementation of a soy food assistance program that will help the most needy … Read More »

Soy to the World Stalled by Washington Bureaucracy

Millions of people around the world will go hungry this holiday season while an innovative food aid program developed by the American Soybean Association (ASA) is tied up in the bureaucracy of interagency budgeting. U.S. soybean farmers, who harvested a bountiful soybean crop at near record production levels this year, are anxiously awaiting a decision … Read More »

ASA Announces International Conference for Identity Preserved Agricultural Commodities

The American Soybean Association (ASA) will sponsor an international conference, “The Food Chain of Tomorrow, Meeting the Demand for Identity Preserved Agricultural Commodities,” January 17-18, 2000 at the Renaissance Hotel in Saint Louis, Mo. Dynamic grain markets are creating new opportunities for farmers, life science companies, exporters, and buyers to add value to their businesses. … Read More »