Archive for August, 2004

ASA Alerted to Discovery of Soybean Rust North of the Equator

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has been alerted to a confirmed case of Asian soybean rust about five degrees north of the equator in South America. Earlier this week, the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed a report of … Read More »

ASA Seeking Conservation Legacy Awards Nominees

The American Soybean Association (ASA), Monsanto and The Corn and Soybean Digest magazine are seeking nominations for the 2005 Conservation Legacy Awards. The Conservation Legacy Program is a national awards program designed to recognize the outstanding environmental and conservation achievements of U.S. soybean farmers. Any ASA member who actively farms, including an individual or farm … Read More »

ASA, NBB Ask Kerry for Immediate Support on Biodiesel Tax Incentive

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) today commended Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry for including broad renewable fuel provisions in his energy plan. The plan includes a biodiesel tax incentive to help diversify America’s energy supply. Biodiesel is a cleaner burning alternative to petroleum-based diesel, and it is made from … Read More »

ASA Applauds Framework Agreement for Trade Negotiations

The American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulates U.S. Trade Ambassador Robert Zoellick, Agricultural Trade Negotiator Allen Johnson, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman and their negotiating team on the framework agreement for the Doha trade negotiations worked out over the past week in Geneva. The framework provides an opportunity to achieve significant improvement in market … Read More »