Archive for April, 2004

ASA Encouraged by Corps of Engineers Actions Toward Lock & Dam Modernization

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is encouraged by significant progress made this week toward modernizing locks and dams along the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. More than 75 percent of U.S. soybean exports move to world ports via the Upper Mississippi and Illinois River systems. The efficiency of these waterways has for many years been an … Read More »

ASA Participates in High Level Trade Meetings with Chinese Officials

Representatives of the American Soybean Association (ASA), a trade group representing 25,000 United States soybean producers, today joined Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick during U.S.-China agriculture trade discussions with a senior level Chinese delegation led by Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi for the Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT). … Read More »

ASA Responds to APHIS Comment Period on Rust Risk Assessment

The American Soybean Association (ASA), a membership-driven, grassroots policy organization representing 25,000 United States soybean producers, continues to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to take all appropriate and science-based measures to prevent the accidental introduction of Asian soybean rust disease into the U.S. “U.S. soybean farmers … Read More »