Archive for April, 2003

ASA Reaffirms Support for WTO Biotech Case Against the European Union

As President George W. Bush departs for the Group of 8 summit of industrialized countries meeting this week in France, the American Soybean Association (ASA), a trade group with 25 state affiliates representing 26,000 dues-paying members throughout the U.S. soybean production belt, urged the Bush Administration to continue pressing European leaders to institute science-based approval … Read More »

ASA Urges Greater Safeguards to Protect the U.S. from Soybean Rust Disease

The American Soybean Association (ASA), a trade group that represents 26,000 U.S. soybean farmers, has called for greater measures to safeguard 72 million acres of domestic soybean production from Asian rust disease. ASA and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have had a series of … Read More »

Steps Identified to Help Keep U.S. Feedstuffs Competitive in the Southeast

Producer-leaders of the American Soybean Association (ASA), the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the United Soybean Board (USB) today released an independent study that provides steps to help improve the competitiveness of U.S. soybeans, corn and other grains in the Southeast United States. The study, “Southeast U.S. Feedstuff … Read More »

ASA Applauds Senate Finance Committee Approval of Biodiesel Legislation

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased to report that the U.S. Senate Finance Committee yesterday approved an energy tax package that includes the provisions of S. 355, legislation providing a tax incentive for biodiesel. Introduced by the Chairman of the Finance Committee, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), S. 355 would … Read More »

American Soybean Association hosts Soyfoods Luncheon for Congress

Showcases How Soy Combines Good Taste with Health Benefits in U.S. and Overseas To highlight the many great tasting soyfoods and their health benefits, the American Soybean Association (ASA) hosted its first Soyfoods Luncheon today in Washington, D.C. Members of Congress and their staff sampled modern soyfoods and received information about soy’s health benefits for … Read More »