Archive for January, 2008

ASA Congratulates Edward Schafer as New Agriculture Secretary

The American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulates North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer on his unanimous Senate confirmation as Agriculture Secretary. The ASA looks forwarded to working with Secretary Schafer on timely and important issues, including the Farm Bill, world trade negotiations and biotechnology approvals, all issues he can positively impact in the coming months. “ASA strongly … Read More »

ASA Supports USG on WTO Ruling against the EU on Biotechnology

The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports the recent decision by the United States government to give the European Union (EU) more time to implement a science-based approval system for biotech-derived agricultural products, but warns of dire consequences for European livestock industries if the EU doesn’t speed up its approval process. “ASA supports the decision of … Read More »

ASA and BASF Invite Growers to Sign Up for 2008 SOY Field Trials

The American Soybean Association and BASF Corporation are inviting U.S. soybean producers to sign up for the 2008 Secure Optimal Yield (SOY) Field Trials program. In pursuit of greater profitability, more than 100 growers across the country took part in the 2007 SOY program, and many more utilized the methods and products described in the … Read More »

ASA Education, Membership Campaign Looks To Grow Grassroots

Survey indicates soybean producers support ASA initiatives Growers also unclear about distinct differences between checkoff and ASA activities and responsibilities New campaign designed to clarify ASA purpose—and increase membership Eighty percent of soybean producers believe that policy development, like working with legislators and regulators on issues surrounding biodiesel and the farm bill, is important to … Read More »