Archive for May, 2001

ASA Tells Congress that FTAA Agreement Could Benefit U.S. Soybean Farmers

The American Soybean Association (ASA) told Congress today that the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) negotiations could have a positive impact on the competitiveness of U.S. soybean farmers and the overall soy industry in Latin American markets. During testimony before the House Agriculture Committee, ASA President Tony Anderson cited the importance of addressing … Read More »

ASA Pleased at Recognition of Biodiesel in Administration Energy Report and Urges Support of ASA Plan to Help Biodiesel Reach its Market Potential

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that the Bush Administration’s National Energy Policy Report released today recognizes biodiesel for its positive contributions to the nation’s energy supply, the environment and the economy. However, the Association is disappointed that it did not contain specific recommendations that would facilitate increased biodiesel utilization. To facilitate biodiesel reaching … Read More »

ASA Applauds Senators for Calling on Vice President Cheney to Support Biodiesel in Energy Task Force Recommendations

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today praised a group of 18 U.S. Senators who are asking the Bush Administration to include a growing role for biodiesel and ethanol in the Energy Task Force Report. The request came in the form of a letter spearheaded by Senators Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) to Vice … Read More »

Biotech Soybean Seed Helps Growers Produce Safe and Profitable Crops

A Message from ASA President Tony Anderson: While farmers are busy putting the seeds of next year’s crop in the ground, a noted critic of modern agricultural practices is sowing seeds of distrust with a new report about biotechnology-enhanced soybeans. While farmer confidence in biotechnology-enhanced soybeans is at an all-time high, as evidenced by the … Read More »