Archive for May, 2003

ASA Applauds Landmark HIV/AIDS Legislation Signed by President Bush

The American Soybean Association (ASA), a trade group representing 26,000 U.S. soybean farmers, expresses appreciation to the United States Congress and President George W. Bush upon the signing of landmark legislation that recognizes the need to integrate nutrition into international HIV/AIDS programs. ASA contributed soy protein nutritional information prior to passage of the U.S. Leadership … Read More »

ASA Continues Work to Protect U.S. from Soybean Rust

Representatives of the American Soybean Association (ASA) held yet another in a series of meetings with the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to stress that billions of dollars per year of soybean production and producer income are at risk, and that all possible steps must be taken … Read More »

ASA Urges Adoption of Royalty System for Brazilian Exports Containing Pirated Soy

To promote a more equitable playing field for U.S. soybean producers, the American Soybean Association (ASA) is urging international grain and oilseed traders to adopt a new royalty collection system for exports of Brazilian soybeans and soybean meal derived from illegally obtained Roundup Ready® Soybean (RRSB) seed. Brazilian farmers presently have an unfair competitive advantage … Read More »

ASA Testifies at Senate Hearing on U.S.-Brazil Competitiveness

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today indicated that U.S. soybean producers are facing a significant and growing challenge from South American farmers, particularly in Brazil. In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, ASA urged Congress to address key issues including modernizing river transportation, enforcing intellectual property rights, increasing soybean research … Read More »

ASA Supports WTO Biotech Case Against European Union

The American Soybean Association (ASA), a trade group representing 26,000 U.S. soybean farmers, supports the World Trade Organization (WTO) case against the European Union’s (EU) illegal five-year moratorium on approval of food and feed products enhanced through biotechnology. ASA salutes the efforts of the Bush Administration and is gratified that numerous other countries, including Australia, … Read More »

ASA and NBB Applaud USDA Final Rule for Bioenergy Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) congratulate the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the final rule published today for the Bioenergy Program. The rule maintains reimbursement levels for soy-based biodiesel, which is key for the growth of the biodiesel industry until a biodiesel tax incentive is approved by … Read More »