Archive for February, 2002

ASA Voting Delegates Set Policy Direction for 2002-2003

To determine the policy direction of the American Soybean Association (ASA), 130 soybean farmers from all across the country assembled during the seventh annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show that was held this year in Nashville, Tennessee. The group included board members, voting delegates and other ASA members who participated in this annual process … Read More »

ASA Pleased Senate Committee Adopts Biodiesel Tax Amendment

The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauds action by the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday night to include biodiesel tax provisions in its energy tax bill. The biodiesel amendment, offered by Senators Blanche Lambert Lincoln (D-AR) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), provides a 1-cent per gallon reduction in the diesel excise tax for every percent of biodiesel included … Read More »

ASA Applauds Senate Passage of Farm Bill

Calls for Quick Action in Conference in Time for 2002 Crops  “U.S. soybean farmers congratulate the United States Senate on completion of floor action on the 2002 Farm Bill,” stated Bart Ruth, President of the American Soybean Association (ASA). “The Senate bill’s commodity provisions treat soybeans fairly and equitably with other program crops, and ASA … Read More »