Archive for July, 2001

ASA Will Seek Equitable Treatment for Soybeans in Senate Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) repeated its concerns that farm legislation reported by the House Agriculture Committee last week does not provide equitable income support for soybean producers. ASA endorsed the continuation of full planting flexibility, and the decision to include soybeans and other oilseeds as program crops. However, the fixed payments, target prices, and … Read More »

ASA Presents Biodiesel Benefits to U.S. Senate and House

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and two biodiesel fuel suppliers testified before Congress on July 24, to communicate the benefits of biodiesel for the nation and the farm economy. ASA Executive Committee Member Ron Heck testified before the House of Representatives Small Business Rural Enterprises and Technology Policy Subcommittee. Meanwhile, the Senate Energy Committee received … Read More »

ASA Announces New Officers and Committee Assignments for 2001-2002

The Board of Directors of the American Soybean Association (ASA) has confirmed Bart Ruth from Rising City, Neb., as President and Tony Anderson from Mount Sterling, Ohio, as Chairman. Board members also elected Dwain Ford from Kinmundy, Ill., to serve as First Vice President, an office that places Ford in line to be ASA President … Read More »

ASA Urges House to Remedy Oilseed Inequities in Farm Bill Proposal

The American Soybean Association (ASA) told Members of the House Agriculture Committee today that the draft Farm Bill Concept Paper that they are considering is not equitable to oilseed growers. ASA President Tony Anderson testified before the Committee on behalf of soybean growers as well as the National Sunflower Association and the U.S. Canola Association. … Read More »

ASA Urges Rapid Enactment of New Farm Bill and Presents Policy Recommendations to Senate

The American Soybean Association (ASA) called for prompt approval of a new Farm Bill and outlined specific recommendations for such legislation during testimony today before the Senate Agriculture Committee. ASA President Tony Anderson presented the testimony that described how the previous farm bill has left an “unfinished agenda” that must be considered in the new … Read More »