Archive for July, 2007

ASA Welcomes U.S. And Canada Approvals of Next Generation Soybean Seed

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today expressed support for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) deregulation of the second generation Roundup Ready® soybean called Roundup RReady2Yield™, also known as event MON 89788, which Monsanto anticipates bringing to the U.S. market in 2009. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has already approved Roundup RReady2Yield soybeans for … Read More »

ASA Applauds House Passage of Farm Bill

Legislation Includes Key ASA Priorities on Income Support, Biodiesel and More The American Soybean Association today applauded passage of the Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act by the U.S. House of Representatives. “This important legislation improves on the 2002 Farm Bill by increasing the income safety net for soybean producers, encouraging domestic production of soy-based biodiesel, … Read More »

ASA and Plant Health Care Trials Show Early Season Benefits of Seed Treatment

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and Plant Health Care, Inc. (PHC) are pleased to announce preliminary findings from the “N-Hibit™ Partnership” Field Trial Program. Growers on 140 farms in 22 states are participating in the program to evaluate N-Hibit as a tool to lower Soybean Cyst Nematode pressure and improve plant health. “With an ever-growing … Read More »

ASA Supports House Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) expressed support for and urged early House passage of the Farm Bill completed by the House Agriculture Committee last night. ASA indicated that it will strongly oppose any amendments that would weaken commodity supports or other key provisions in the bill on the House floor. Key provisions of interest to … Read More »

ASA Supports Senate Bill to Expand Biodiesel Education Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauded Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) for introducing legislation to continue and expand the national Biodiesel Education Program. The “Biodiesel Education and Expansion Act of 2007” encourages the use of biodiesel, which creates greater markets for soybeans that are used in biodiesel production. The U.S. Department of … Read More »

ASA Endorses House Agriculture Committee Chairman’s Farm Bill Proposal

The American Soybean Association (ASA) Board of directors voted today to endorse House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson’s (D-MN) Farm Bill proposal that was released over the weekend. ASA’s Board is meeting in Washington, D.C., this week, and reviewed the Peterson proposal prior to making visits with Members of Congress. ASA is urging Congress to … Read More »

ASA Announces 2007-2008 Officers and Committee Assignments

The Board of Directors of the American Soybean Association (ASA) has confirmed John Hoffman from Waterloo, Iowa, as President, and Richard Ostlie from Northwood, North Dakota, as Chairman. Board members also elected Johnny Dodson from Halls, Tennessee, to serve as First Vice President, an office that places Dodson in line to be ASA President next … Read More »