Archive for July, 2008

ASA Supports U.S. Rejection of Flawed WTO Pact

“Proposal Would Have Been a ‘Lose-Lose’ Deal for U.S. Soybean Farmers” The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports U.S. negotiators in Geneva for rejecting proposals in the Doha trade negotiations that did not provide sufficient market access for U.S. producers. The latest proposal would have sharply reduced U.S. domestic support programs, while allowing developing countries to … Read More »

ASA Applauds Regulatory Approvals for Roundup Ready 2 Yield Soybeans in Mexico, Australia and New Zealand

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that final regulatory approvals have been received in Mexico, Australia and New Zealand for Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 Yield™ (MON 89788). U.S. soybean producers anticipate commercialization of this new product in 2009. ASA also applauds the action of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which has issued a … Read More »

ASA Encourages Midwest Growers to Participate in Syngenta Demo Days

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is encouraging Midwest soybean producers to participate in one of the10 Syngenta Learning Centers Demonstration Days scheduled this summer. NK® Brand Soybeans is sponsoring a special opportunity for growers to become members of the ASA, and the ASA and Syngenta are working together to provide the latest production information to … Read More »

ASA Urges EU Commission to Find Practical Solution for the Low Level Presence of Biotech Traits Not Yet Approved in EU

The American Soybean Association (ASA) this week urged the European Commission to find a workable and commercially viable solution to the EU’s zero tolerance for the low level presence of EU-unapproved biotech events. European livestock and feed industries, along with U.S. growers, all have been advocating for a workable solution due to the EU’s slow … Read More »