Archive for October, 2002

ASA Expresses Confidence on Assurances Given by China

Upon learning that Chinese officials have agreed to a nine-month extension of the interim rules for the importation of biotech-enhanced soybeans, the American Soybean Association (ASA) expressed appreciation to the Bush Administration for its efforts to protect U.S. soybean exports to China. Valued at more than $1 billion, the Administration has received assurances from the … Read More »

ASA Seeks Nominees for Young Leader Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and Pioneer, a DuPont Company, are seeking nominees for the 2003 ASA/DuPont Young Leader Program. The Young Leader Program is recognized throughout the soybean industry for its longstanding tradition of identifying and cultivating excellent leaders, many of whom now play an integral role in the promotion of agriculture and the … Read More »

ASA Announces Record U.S. Soybean Exports Exceed 1.1 Billion Bushels

The American Soybean Association (ASA) announces another record year for U.S. soybean exports. On August 31, the end of 2001/02 Marketing Year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that accumulated U.S. soybean exports reached 29.9 million metric tons (mmt), the equivalent of more than 1.1 billion bushels (bu), up 86.6 million bushels from last year, … Read More »

ASA Lauds President’s Action on West Coast Port Dispute

The American Soybean Association (ASA) thanked President George W. Bush for his action to move toward settlement of the West Coast port dispute. Yesterday, the White House created a board of inquiry that is to report to the President today about the economic damage resulting from the shutdown. “ASA has asked President Bush to do … Read More »

ASA Urges Grower Action In Support of Biodiesel Tax Incentive

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is urging all soybean producers to contact their Congressional Representatives during the next few days to ask them to support inclusion of biodiesel tax incentives in an Energy Bill being finalized by Congress. The goal of this tax incentive is to increase consumption of biodiesel, a clean-burning fuel produced primarily … Read More »

ASA Pleased That USDA Corrects Oilseed Base Glitch

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today thanked Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman for her prompt attention to fixing a glitch in the method for calculating eligible oilseed acreage for producers who elect to maintain their contract acreage, as provided in the 2002 Farm Bill. Following concerns raised by ASA, its state affiliates and other oilseed organizations, … Read More »