Archive for January, 2004

National Biodiesel Board and American Soybean Association Call on Federal Leaders to Complete Four Years of Work on an Energy Bill

Reaction to the State of the Union Address The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) commended President Bush for stressing the importance of passage of an Energy Bill to help diversify America’s dependence on foreign oil. To accomplish this goal, U.S. soybean farmers and the biodiesel industry are calling on White … Read More »

ASA Urges Growers to Learn the Facts about Soybean Rust

The American Soybean Association (ASA), a trade group representing 25,000 U.S. soybean farmers, is encouraging all producers to get the facts about Asian soybean rust (Phakopsora pachyrhizi), a fungal disease that attacks the foliage of a soybean plant causing the leaves to drop early, which inhibits pod setting and reduces yield. ASA has been actively … Read More »

ASA Applauds USTR Efforts To Advance Trade Negotiations

The 25,000 producer-members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) expressed appreciation for the efforts of United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert B. Zoellick to restart trade negotiations that will address global market access, domestic support, and export competition. These three trade issues are of vital importance to U.S. soybean producers because nearly half the value … Read More »

ASA Conference Tackles Rust and the Risk of Soy Imports

More than 200 soybean producers, scientists and industry experts participated in a Soybean Rust Conference to learn more about the threat of Asian soybean rust and measures being taken to safeguard the United States from this damaging crop disease. The conference, hosted by the American Soybean Association (ASA), also provided growers with information on the … Read More »