Archive for September, 2005

ASA Drives Soybean Exports To All-Time Record

The expectations of the American Soybean Association (ASA) for record soybean exports have been confirmed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) final export sales report of August 31, 2005. The report confirms U.S. soybean exports during marketing year (MY) 2004/05, exceeded 29,966,000 metric tons, which is equivalent to1.100 billion bushels … Read More »

ASA Urges Senate Leadership to Bring Floor Vote on WRDA

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is urging the U.S. Senate leadership to bring S. 728, the Water Resources Development Act of 2005 (WRDA) to the Senate floor for a vote before the end of the current congressional session. Water resources contribute mightily to this country’s economic and environmental well-being. Ports and waterways are integral to … Read More »

ASA Salutes Reopening of South Louisiana Port to Maximum Draft Vessels

The 25,000 grower-members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) today breathed a collective sigh of relief upon learning that vessels up to 47 feet draft are again being permitted to navigate the Mississippi River at the port in south Louisiana. This will allow Panamax and larger sized ships, those capable of holding 55,000 tons or … Read More »