Archive for March, 2007

ASA Tells Congress Farm Bill Changes Needed to Create Adequate Safety Net for Oilseed Producers

American Soybean Association (ASA) President Rick Ostlie today told Members of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities that “the current Farm Bill doesn’t provide an adequate safety net for oilseed producers, that the soybean target price is out of balance with the support provided to other commodities, and must be increased.” ASA is … Read More »

ASA Supports Legislation to Bolster McGovern-Dole International Program that Feeds Children in Developing Countries

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today praised new legislation to reauthorize the important George McGovern-Robert Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition program. ASA applauded Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) along with Representatives Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) who introduced the bill today. In recent years, the international … Read More »

ASA Praises New Senate Bill to Extend Biodiesel Tax Incentive

The American Soybean Association (ASA) praised Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and Norm Coleman (R-MN) for introducing today legislation that would achieve one of ASA’s top priorities—extension of the federal excise tax credit and income tax credit for biodiesel. If adopted, the legislation would continue to propel the young biodiesel industry that has increased demand for … Read More »

ASA Voting Delegates Set Policy Direction for 2007-2008

Soybean producers gathered in Tampa, Fl., last week to review and revise the policy direction of the American Soybean Association (ASA). Producers from 131 production areas across the United States serve as voting delegates in this annual process that guides the ASA as it pursues future initiatives to improve U.S. soybean farmer profitability. The voting … Read More »

ASA Announces Winners of Precision Ag Contest

The grower leaders of the American Soybean Association (ASA) today announced the 15 winners of “Reach for the Stars” contest that the ASA is running in partnership with John Deere Ag Management Solutions (AMS). Each contest winner will have the opportunity to use a premium-level precision ag system, each with a suggested retail price of … Read More »