Archive for April, 2005

ASA Advises Congress More Needs to be Done to Prepare for Soybean Rust

In testimony today before a joint hearing of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management and the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural Development and Research, the American Soybean Association (ASA) said that much has been accomplished to prepare for soybean rust, but also expressed concern that more needs to be … Read More »

ASA and NBB Commend House Passage of a Renewable Fuels Standard

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) are pleased that the United States House of Representatives has passed, by a vote of 249 to 183, energy legislation that includes a Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) that would grow to 5 billion gallons by 2012. Soon the U.S. Senate will move forward with … Read More »

ASA Applauds USDA Coordinated Framework for Soybean Rust Monitoring

The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauds the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for providing funding for soybean rust surveillance and monitoring. The framework will allow for reporting where soybean rust has been confirmed, as well as predicting where it is likely to spread during the 2005 growing season. The cooperating USDA agencies include the … Read More »

ASA Welcomes House Legislation for a Renewable Fuels Standard

The American Soybean Association (ASA) expressed support for the “Fuels Security Act of 2005” introduced today in the United States House of Representatives by Stephanie Herseth (D-SD), Tom Osborne (R-NE), Collin Peterson (D-MN), and Steve King (R-IA). The legislation would establish a Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) growing to 8 billion gallons by 2012. This legislation … Read More »

ASA Urges Ratification of Central America Free Trade Agreement

The 26,000 members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) strongly support ratification of the Dominican Republic – Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). CAFTA immediately eliminates tariffs on all soy products, and expands access for pork and poultry products to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. “Exports of U.S. soybeans, … Read More »

ASA Supports Water Resources Development Act

The 26,000 members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) strongly support the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) legislation introduced today by Senator Kit Bond (R-MO) to provide $2.475 billion for construction of seven new locks and other improvements on the upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. The bill was co-sponsored by James Inhofe (R-OK), Charles Grassley … Read More »

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