Archive for June, 2005

Senate Passes Energy Bill Containing Key Biodiesel Provisions

Extends Biodiesel Tax Incentive and Creates Renewable Fuels Standard The American Soybean Association (ASA) and National Biodiesel Board (NBB) applaud the Senate for passing an Energy Bill today containing important biodiesel provisions. The Senate Energy Bill extends the biodiesel tax incentive through 2010, which was the soybean and biodiesel industry’s No. 1 legislative priority. It … Read More »

ASA Recommends Even-Handed Pressure Regarding China Trade

Representing U.S. soybean producers, and the interests of other U.S. commodity groups, the American Soybean Association (ASA) today testified at a U.S.-China Economic Relations hearing before the United States Senate Committee on Finance. ASA told the committee that it believes improved behavior results from the constant application of even-handed pressure to respect trade agreements through … Read More »

ASA-Supported Extension of Biodiesel Tax Incentive Included in Senate Energy Markup

The American Soybean Association (ASA) eagerly watched today as the United States Senate Committee on Finance included language to extend the tax incentive for biodiesel fuel until the end of 2010, as part of the Energy Policy Tax Incentives Act of 2005. Unless Congress passes an extension, the current biodiesel tax incentive, which took effect … Read More »

ASA Urges Support for Nutrition-Focused Global Food Assistance

HIV/AIDS Crises Requires Food in Addition to Medicine American Soybean Association (ASA) past-President Bart Ruth testified today that the U.S. government should support international food assistance programs that are focused on nutrition, offer more flexibility and augment medical treatment of people suffering from chronic infectious disease. Ruth, a soybean grower from Rising City, Neb., presented … Read More »

ASA Urges Continued Congressional Support for Biotechnology

In testimony today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, regarding agriculture biotechnology, the American Soybean Association (ASA) encouraged continued Congressional support for biotechnology and the development and maintenance of markets around the world for products derived from biotechnology. “American agriculture has enthusiastically embraced the benefits that biotechnology provides in enhancing production … Read More »

ASA Urges Immediate Grower Action in Support of CAFTA-DR

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is encouraging all U.S. farmers and livestock producers to contact their Senators and Congressional Representative to express support for the United States-Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). The CAFTA-DR includes the United States and six Central American countries: Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. … Read More »