Archive for May, 2000

ASA Calls for Support for China Trade as Congress Prepares to Vote

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is calling for all Members of Congress to support Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with China, which is a fast-growing billion-dollar market for U.S. soybean producers. A group of ASA members representing many soybean production states is in Washington this week to personally deliver the support message to their representatives. … Read More »

ASA Urges House Approval of Sanctions Reform Provisions

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is urging the U.S. House to maintain the economic sanctions reform provisions included by Representatives George Nethercutt (R-WA) and Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO), and approved by the House Appropriations Committee on May 10. The full House is expected to consider the FY 2001 Agricultural Appropriations bill on May 19. Similar … Read More »

ASA Urges Growers to Voice Support for China PNTR Before May 22

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is calling for all U.S. soybean producers to immediately contact their congressional representatives to express strong support for approval of Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) for China. During the last five years, China has gone from a net exporter of soybeans to the biggest export buyer of U.S. soybeans. “China … Read More »

ASA Urges Continuation of Oilseed Payment Program for 2000

The American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Sunflower Association (NSA), and the U.S. Canola Association (USCA) are urging the U.S. House and Senate Agriculture Committees to authorize an oilseed payment program for 2000-crop oilseeds, similar to the oilseed payment program approved last year. “U.S. soybean and other oilseed producers continue to suffer from low prices,” … Read More »

ASA Welcomes White House Biotechnology Initiatives

The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports today’s White House biotechnology initiatives to reinforce the strength and transparency of science-based regulation and enhance information access for farmers and consumers. While ASA has complete confidence in the current regulatory oversight of biotechnology conducted by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the … Read More »