Archive for February, 2006

ASA Presses Concerns as Key World Trade Negotiations Approach

Sixteen Agriculture Groups Join Letter on Market Access and Developing Country Exporters The American Soybean Association (ASA) led a group of 16 organizations representing U.S. agricultural commodity producers in issuing a letter outlining farmer concerns on critical issues that must be addressed for World Trade Organization (WTO) talks to be successful. The letter to U.S. … Read More »

EPA Administrator Recognizes Agriculture’s Ability to Meet Renewable Fuels Demand

ASA Applauds Link to President’s Energy Initiative The American Soybean Association (ASA) today applauded Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen L. Johnson’s comments about the ability of U.S. agriculture to meet demand for biodiesel and other renewable fuels that can reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil. During his keynote address yesterday to the General Session … Read More »

ASA Hails Victory Against Europe’s Biotech Approval System, Calls for Prompt Challenge of Europe’s Discriminatory Biotech Labeling Laws

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today hailed reports that a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel had sided with the United States, Canada, and Argentina who had argued that the European Union’s (EU) review process for biotech commodities was broken and unfairly restricted trade. While welcoming this WTO ruling against Europe’s flawed and non-science … Read More »