Archive for April, 2002

ASA Applauds Completion of Farm Bill

Soybean Program “More Equitable” in New Six-Year Legislation The American Soybean Association (ASA) today congratulated House and Senate conferees on completion of the 2002 Farm Bill, and called for its quick enactment into law. ASA President Bart Ruth stated that “this legislation improves income protection for U.S. soybean farmers, and makes support for soybeans more … Read More »

ASA Hails Senate Passage of Comprehensive Energy Bill

Legislation contains provisions designed to boost production of biodiesel.   April 25, 2002… Saint Louis, Missouri… The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauds the U.S. Senate for approving the Comprehensive Energy Bill. The measure, approved today by a vote of 88-11, contains several provisions that would benefit U.S. soybean growers by increasing the production of biodiesel. … Read More »

ASA Urges the Senate to Approve Bipartisan Trade Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today called on the U.S. Senate to take action on legislation granting the President Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). This announcement follows an earlier request by President Bush that the Senate take action on legislation granting his Administration TPA. TPA allows the President to negotiate favorable trade agreements and then present … Read More »

House Farm Bill Offer Falls Short of Equity for Soybeans

“The farm bill proposal offered by Conferees from the House Agriculture Committee today does not provide U.S. soybean farmers equity with producers of other program crops,” said Bart Ruth, President of the American Soybean Association (ASA). “ASA appreciates the sincere efforts of both House and Senate Conferees to complete this legislation in time to be … Read More »