Archive for September, 2003

ASA Members View Brazilian Decree on Biotech Planting as Incomplete

The producer-leaders of the American Soybean Association (ASA) were not particularly impressed with the news that the government of Brazil will now temporarily allow soybean producers to legally plant Roundup Ready Soybeans® (RRSB). While the Brazilian Government appears to be acknowledging that there has been almost exponential growth in the illegal planting of RRSB over … Read More »

ASA & NBB Applaud Key Biodiesel Legislation

The 25,000 producer-members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) salute Congressman Kenny Hulshof (R-MO) and other key Members of the U.S. House of Representatives for last week’s introduction of House bill, HR 3119, a companion bill to S 1548, that the U.S. Senate has approved with provisions that include … Read More »

ASA Disappointed That Group of Developing Countries, Led by Brazil, Unwilling to Negotiate

American Soybean Association (ASA) leaders attending World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations in Cancun, Mexico, today expressed disappointment that Brazil and a group of other developing countries were unwilling to open their markets and reform their own production-distorting subsidies. “What we are seeing here at the negotiations is a group of developing countries, led by Brazil, … Read More »

ASA Outlines Core Objectives for WTO Agricultural Negotiations

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today joined with other producer groups at a press conference in Washington, D.C., to outline details of what they call the “three pillars”—market access, domestic support and export competition—of successful U.S. trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial that will be held later this week in Cancun, Mexico. … Read More »