Archive for July, 2005

Biodiesel Tax Incentive Extended to 2008

Passage of Energy Bill Will Lead to Greater Use of Cleaner Burning, Domestic Fuel The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and American Soybean Association hailed Congress’s passage of the Energy Bill as a crucial step forward in establishing biodiesel as a long-term component of the nation’s energy supply. The bill passed with several provisions to promote … Read More »

ASA Applauds House Passage of Central American Free Trade Agreement

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that last night the U.S. House of Representatives approved an historic trade agreement between the United States, the Dominican Republic, and the Central American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua (CAFTA-DR). It was a close 217-215 vote, and ASA thanks the Representatives that supported … Read More »

ASA Applauds House Passage of the Water Resources Development Act

The 26,000 members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulate the U.S. House of Representative for passage of H.R. 2864, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2005. The legislation, which provides $1.72 billion in funding authorization for lock improvements and $1.58 billion for ecosystem restoration, was overwhelmingly passed today by a vote of 406-14. … Read More »

ASA Announces 2005-2006 Officers and Committee Assignments

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

ASA Applauds Senate Approval of CAFTA-DR Agreement

The U.S. Senate last night approved an historic trade agreement between the United States, the Dominican Republic, and the Central American countries of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Commonly referred to as CAFTA-DR, the deal would benefit U.S. agriculture in general and soybean producers in particular. Economists estimate the deal could boost … Read More »

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