Archive for June, 2001

ASA Seeking Conservation Legacy Awards Nominees

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is seeking nominees for the 2002 Conservation Legacy Awards. The Conservation Legacy Program is a national program designed to recognize the outstanding environmental and conservation achievements of U.S. soybean farmers. Along with ASA, the program is co-sponsored by Monsanto and Soybean Digest, an Intertec/Primedia publication. A national selection committee, composed … Read More »

ASA Applauds New Legislation to Give Fuel Suppliers Partial Exemption to Diesel Fuel Excise Tax for Biodiesel Use

The American Soybean Association (ASA) praised Senators Tim Hutchinson (R-AR) and Mark Dayton (D-MN) for introducing the “Biodiesel Renewable Fuels Act” today. The legislation (S. 1058) would provide a partial exemption to the diesel fuel excise tax to fuel suppliers who choose to include low-blend biodiesel. “ Soybean farmers, the public as well as fuel … Read More »

ASA Supports Trade Promotion Authority To Help Ensure Soybean Export Growth

American Soybean Association (ASA) President Tony Anderson is meeting with President George W. Bush this afternoon in Washington, D.C. to discuss soybean growers’ support for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would strengthen the ability of the United States to negotiate positive trade agreements. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, Commerce Secretary Don Evans and U.S. Trade Representative … Read More »

ASA Praises New Senate; Renewable Fuels Legislation Bill Promotes American-Made Energy from Environmentally Friendly Biodiesel

The American Soybean Association (ASA) praised Senators Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) for their introduction today of the “Renewable Fuels for Energy Security Act of 2001” bill. The legislation sets a federal goal for increased national use of renewable fuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol. Under the measure, renewable fuels would account for … Read More »