Archive for October, 2006

ASA Appreciates EPA Offer to Clarify Dust Issue

The American Soybean Association (ASA) expressed appreciation that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson has offered to send a letter to the states clarifying that a new EPA rule does not change the existing status of agricultural dust regulations. Johnson offered the letter yesterday during a visit to the Perry, Iowa, farm of … Read More »

U.S., Argentine Soybean Farmers Partner to Build Soy Demand in India

U.S. soybean farmers are partnering with Argentine soybean farmers to promote global demand for soybeans in India. U.S. soybean farmer-leaders recently met with Argentine farmers to discuss how they could work together to increase market potential and improve soybean farmer profitability by removing trade barriers and improving market access. The farmer-leaders signed a Global Grower … Read More »

USDA Announcement Affirms Why Soybean Growers Need Better Income Safety Net in 2007 Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today pointed to an announcement on 2005 crop Counter-Cyclical payments by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a prime example of why soybean growers need a better income safety net. The ASA is asking Congress to correct inequities under the current Farm Bill where Target Prices for oilseed crops … Read More »

ASA Addresses Participants at Renewable Energy Conference

Stephen Censky, the Chief Executive Officer of the American Soybean Association (ASA), today opened Plenary Session II at the Advancing Renewable Energy Conference in Saint Louis. The conference, which was jointly hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), brought together key stakeholders in biofuels, wind, and solar … Read More »