Archive for September, 2006

ASA Applauds WTO Final Ruling Against EU Biotech Moratorium

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today applauded a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling against the European Union’s (EU) ban on the approval of biotech-enhanced agricultural products. The decision finalizes a preliminary WTO ruling made in February. “ASA advocates that decisions regarding approval of agricultural biotechnology products must be based on objective risk analyses, not political … Read More »

ASA Supports Legislation to Strengthen McGovern-Dole International Food for Education Program that Feeds Children

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today called for Congress to support new legislation to continue the important George McGovern-Robert Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition program. ASA applauded Representatives Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) for introducing legislation last night that seeks to reauthorize the McGovern-Dole program for fiscal years 2007-2012. … Read More »

ASA Calls for Competitive Program for Soybean Growers in 2007 Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today urged Congress to increase support levels for soybeans to competitive levels if current farm programs are renewed in the 2007 Farm Bill. In testimony before the House Agriculture Committee, ASA First Vice President John Hoffman stated that soybean farmers “support the basic structure of farm programs under the 2002 … Read More »

ASA Recognized for Its Role in Development of Renewable Fuels Standard

The American Soybean Association (ASA) was recognized today at a renewable fuels ceremony for the role it played in the development of regulations for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). The event, hosted by Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, included comments from Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The event was held at … Read More »