Archive for July, 2003

ASA Seeking Conservation Legacy Awards Nominees

The American Soybean Association (ASA), Monsanto and The Corn & Soybean Digest magazine are seeking nominations for the 2004 Conservation Legacy Awards. The Conservation Legacy Program is a national program designed to recognize the outstanding environmental and conservation achievements of U.S. soybean farmers. Along with ASA, the program is co-sponsored by Monsanto and The Corn … Read More »

ASA Says Don’t Repeat History With Trade Restrictions

At the Council on Foreign Relations roundtable on “Current Negotiations on Agricultural Biotechnology,” today in New York City, American Soybean Association (ASA) Chairman Dwain Ford, a soybean grower from Kinmundy, Ill., said it is imperative that we not go back to a time decades ago when politicians and government restricted trade based on populist opinions. … Read More »

ASA Announces 2003-2004 Officers and Committee Assignments

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

ASA Responds to FDA Call for Trans Fat Labeling

  On the announcement that the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will require by January 2006, the labeling of trans fat content in packaged foods, the American Soybean Association (ASA), a trade group representing 26,000 U.S. soybean farmers, is advising consumers and food companies not to substitute saturated fats for trans fats, which … Read More »

ASA Frustrated by EU Biotech Rules that will Negatively Impact Consumers

The American Soybean Association (ASA), a trade group representing 26,000 U.S. soybean farmers, expressed frustration that the European Parliament has adopted new regulations calling for mandatory traceability and mandatory labeling of biotech or biotech-derived products that will further restrict access for U.S. soybeans and soybean products while negatively impacting consumers in the European Union (EU). … Read More »