Archive for October, 2001

ASA Leaders Go to Washington to Press For Oilseed Loan Rate Freeze

American Soybean Association (ASA) leaders were in Washington, D.C., this week meeting with the White House and Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman to press for $1 billion dollars in safety net funding for soybean growers. ASA is urging a freeze on the 2002 marketing loan rate at the 2001 level of $5.26 per bushel, rather than … Read More »

ASA Confident U.S. Soy Shipments to China Will Now Resume

The American Soybean Association (ASA) believes that the path has been cleared for a resumption of U.S. soybean shipments into China. In briefings with U.S. government officials, ASA has learned that China is prepared to accept a statement of regulatory review issued by the U.S. government as an interim measure until such time as China … Read More »

ASA Urges Ag Secretary to Maintain Oilseed Loan Rates

With uncertainties regarding whether a new farm bill will be enacted this year, the American Soybean Association (ASA), National Sunflower Association and the U.S. Canola Association have joined together to strongly urge Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman to use Administrative discretion to maintain oilseed loan rates at current levels for 2002 crops. Allowing the soybean loan rate to … Read More »

ASA Takes Farm Bill and China Trade Issues to Policymakers

American Soybean Association (ASA) leaders are in Washington, D.C. today calling on policymakers to address soybean grower issues in a new Farm Bill as well as concerns about China’s recent embargo of U.S. soybeans. The ASA meetings are key as the Senate considers approaches to a new Farm Bill and President Bush participates in the … Read More »

ASA Applauds House Passage of Farm Bill Calls on Senate to Develop Soy-Friendly Legislation

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today applauded passage of omnibus farm legislation by the House of Representatives. At the same time, ASA called on the Senate to act quickly to write its own version that treats soybeans equitably with other program crops. “While ASA was not satisfied with the inequitable levels of support for soybeans … Read More »