Archive for September, 2008

ASA Applauds Senate Passage of Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension

The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauds the United States Senate for passage of the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008. The bill includes a one year extension of the biodiesel tax credit, which is a top priority for the ASA and the nation’s soybean farmers. The biodiesel tax credit was scheduled to expire … Read More »

ASA Announces College Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors

The American Soybean Association (ASA) will again offer the Secure Optimal Yield (SOY) Scholarship for the 2009-2010 school year. The scholarship is managed by ASA and sponsored by BASF Company. The SOY Scholarship is a one-time $5,000 award ($2,500 each semester, pending qualifications met) to an eligible High School senior who plans to declare agriculture … Read More »

ASA Credits Policy and International Market Development Work for Driving Record U.S. Soybean Exports

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today reflected on its many years of farm and trade policy work, and its long history of building export markets, as largely responsible for the record level of U.S. soybean exports reported yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). In its year end report, USDA/FAS … Read More »

ASA Plays Key Role in Protecting U.S. Soy Exports to Europe

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is being credited with playing a key role in defeating a ban in Poland that was to prohibit import, production and use of animal feed derived from biotech crops by August 12, 2008. Avoiding this ban prevented the disruption of U.S. soybean exports to the European Union (EU) generally, and … Read More »

ASA Celebrates EU Approval of LibertyLink® Soybeans

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased to learn that LibertyLink® soybeans (A2704-12) from Bayer CropScience have received final approval from the European Commission for importation into the European Union (EU) for food and feed use. This will allow the commercial launch of LibertyLink soybeans in the U.S. for the 2009 planting season. “It has … Read More »

ASA Outlines Priorities for Bioenergy Program for Biodiesel

The American Soybean Association (ASA) testified this morning in Washington, D.C., on implementation of Farm Bill Section 9005, the Bioenergy Program for Advanced Biofuels, at a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and Rural Business-Cooperative Service public meeting. ASA urged USDA to move expeditiously to implement the Bioenergy Program, provide payments to U.S. biodiesel … Read More »