Archive for October, 2005

ASA Savors Victory in Continuation of Soybean Rust Management System

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and its 25,000 members celebrated today’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will again fund projects to provide for the early detection, diagnosis, and tracking of the spread of Asian soybean rust in the 2006 growing season. This nationally coordinated network also will help producers in making crop management … Read More »

ASA Celebrates Victory for Legume Genomics

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is celebrating a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Research Initiative (NRI) Competitive Grants Program to provide up to $5 million of funding for functional genomics and bioinformatics on legume crops such as soybeans. Research on legume plants (Fabaceae) offers unique opportunities for basic gene and genomics studies … Read More »

ASA Seeks Applicants for Young Leader Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and Pioneer, a DuPont Company, are seeking applicants for the 2006 Young Leader Program. The Young Leader Program is recognized throughout agriculture for its longstanding tradition of identifying and cultivating producer leaders who are shaping the U.S. soybean industry. “The Young Leader Program is an exceptional leadership training program,” said … Read More »

ASA Supports Efforts to Move the Doha Round of WTO Negotiations Forward

The American Soybean Association (ASA) views U.S. proposals unveiled today as a serious effort to move the Doha Round of World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations forward. ASA leaders met last week with U.S Trade Representative Rob Portman and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Chuck Conner in Washington, D.C., to discuss key ASA trade … Read More »