Archive for April, 2001

ASA Testifies Before Congress on Need for Pro-Biodiesel Policy

The American Soybean Association (ASA) presented testimony to Congress today that proposed a two-pronged approach to support biodiesel. ASA is asking that as much as 2 percent of all motor fuels sold in the United States be required to include either biodiesel or ethanol, and proposing a tax exemption that would make biodiesel more price … Read More »

Increase in Soy Acres Being Driven by Demand, Planting Flexibility and other Factors — Not Loan Rate

U.S. producers are projected to plant 76.7 million acres of soybeans in 2001, up 3 percent from last year, according to a recently-issued U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report. If realized, this would be the largest planted area for soybeans on record. While some analysts have speculated that this increase is due to the level … Read More »