Archive for May, 2005

ASA Applauds Senate Amendment for 8 Billion Gallon Renewable Fuels Standard

The American Soybean Association (ASA) expressed appreciation for an amendment approved today by the United States Senate Energy Committee that would create, as part of the Energy Bill, an eight billion gallon national Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) to be phased in by 2012, starting with four billion gallons in 2006. “ASA thanks Senators Jim Talent … Read More »

ASA and Doane Launch SoyRAP to Help Growers Combat Soybean Rust

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has teamed-up with Doane Agricultural Services Company (Doane) to launch the Soybean Rust Advisory Program (SoyRAP), a new online resource designed to be the foremost web site for advice about the prevention and treatment of soybean rust. “While there are many web sites that will tell you where soybean rust … Read More »

ASA Applauds Legislation to Extend Biodiesel Tax Incentive

The 25,000 members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) today applauded the introduction of legislation in both the United State House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate that would extend the biodiesel tax incentive to 2010. Unless Congress passes an extension, the current biodiesel tax incentive, which took effect on January 1, 2005, will expire … Read More »

U.S.-Grown Soybeans on Center Stage for Presidential Visit

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and its 25,000 grower members are pleased that U.S. grown soybeans were center stage today when President George W. Bush visited a biodiesel production facility in West Point, Va. The Virginia Biodiesel Refinery, LLC uses the oil from soybeans produced in the state to make soy biodiesel. The President toured … Read More »

Farmer Leaders Recognize Planting of One-Billionth Biotech Acre

Farmer leaders from the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Cotton Council (NCC) met in Chicago today to recognize the planting of the one-billionth acre of biotech-enhanced agricultural commodities. Representatives from Truth About Trade and Technology (TATT) were also on hand to talk about an acreage counter that … Read More »