Archive for July, 2004

Vice President Confirms Need for Biodiesel Tax Incentive

President also expresses support for biodiesel; industry leaders call for action The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) today commended Vice President Cheney, who spearheaded the President’s Energy Taskforce, for stressing the importance of passing legislation with a biodiesel tax incentive to help diversify America’s energy supply. The groups also called … Read More »

ASA Announces 2004-2005 Officers and Committee Assignments

The Board of Directors of the American Soybean Association (ASA) has confirmed Neal Bredehoeft from Alma, Missouri, as President, and Ron Heck, from Perry, Iowa, as Chairman. Board members also elected Bob Metz from West Browns Valley, South Dakota, to serve as First Vice President, an office that places Metz in line to be ASA … Read More »

Soybean Rust Education Meetings Coming to a Town Near You

The American Soybean Association (ASA) will kick off a series of seven one-day Soybean Rust Education meetings around the country on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The meetings will help farmers from across the United States be better informed about soybean rust and better prepared to deal with its eventual spread to … Read More »

ASA Urges House Support for Improvements at Mississippi River Caucus Hearing

On behalf of its 25,000 producer members, the American Soybean Association (ASA) today continued to express strong support for lock and dam improvements at a Mississippi River Caucus Hearing on Capitol Hill. Chaired by U.S. Congressmen Kenny Hulshof (R-MO) and Lane Evans (D-IL), the Caucus is a bi-partisan forum designed to address key federal issues … Read More »

ASA Urges Food Companies to Use Soy-Based Solutions to Trans Fats

The American Soybean Association (ASA), a membership-driven policy organization representing 25,000 soybean farmers, is urging food companies to consider using a variety of available soy-based technologies and other alternatives as they decide how to reduce or eliminate trans fatty acids in food products. ASA is also asking companies “to carefully consider the consequences of raising … Read More »