Archive for July, 2002

ASA Celebrates House/Senate TPA Accord

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today applauds the agreement reached last night by House and Senate negotiators on legislation granting the President Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and calls on both bodies to approve it immediately. The House is expected to vote on the TPA bill tonight, and the Senate will likely take up the measure … Read More »

ASA Supports Administration’s WTO Agriculture Proposals

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today endorsed the Administration’s World Trade Organization (WTO) agricultural proposals as the basis for moving forward in the Doha Round of negotiations to achieve positive results for U.S. soybean farmers and U.S. agriculture overall. At a press conference today in Washington, D.C., U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick announced details of … Read More »

ASA Strongly Opposes Amendments to 2002 Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) joined other farm organizations today at a press conference in Washington, D.C., to express strong opposition to any amendments to the 2002 Farm Bill. ASA First Vice President Ron Heck, a soybean producer from Perry, Iowa, spoke at the press conference about the need to maintain the spending allocations as … Read More »

ASA Supports Doha Round WTO Negotiations

The Board of Directors of the American Soybean Association (ASA) this week approved a resolution expressing strong support of the Doha World Trade Organization (WTO) Round’s Agriculture Declaration to achieve substantial improvements in market access, the phase-out and elimination of export subsidies, and substantial reductions in trade-distorting domestic support. The trade talks were launched in … Read More »

ASA Announces 2002-2003 Officers and Committee Assignments

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

ASA Welcomes U.S. Agency for International Development Approval of Five Value-Added Soy Protein Products for Food for Peace Programs

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has approved five value-added soy protein products for use in Food for Peace programs. The decision is based on extensive nutritional information provided by the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program, which is supported by ASA, the … Read More »