Archive for December, 2008

ASA Supports USDA Announcement on ACRE Program

Farm Service Agency to Use 2007 and 2008 Season Average Prices for Revenue Guarantee The American Soybean Association (ASA) today applauded the announcement of details for sign-up under the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Ed Schafer because USDA has decided to use 2007 and 2008 Season Average … Read More »

ASA Supports Iowa’s Tom Vilsack as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today applauded the nomination of former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack as the nation’s 30th Secretary of Agriculture. Vilsack is the first Iowan chosen for the key Cabinet post since Henry A. Wallace, a noted farm editor and agriculturalist, was named to the post in 1933. “ASA is delighted with President-Elect … Read More »

ASA Announces 2008-2009 Officers and Committee Assignments

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

ASA Board Calls for USDA Investigation of National Soybean Checkoff Program

In the best interest of U.S. soybean farmers, the Board of Directors of the American Soybean Association (ASA) yesterday voted unanimously to ask the Secretary of Agriculture to order an Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation and financial audit of the National Soybean Checkoff Program. The ASA petition, filed today with Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer … Read More »

ASA Welcomes EU Import Approval for Roundup Ready 2 Yield™ Soybeans

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased to learn that Monsanto’s second generation Roundup Ready® soybean called Roundup Ready 2 Yield™, also known as event MON 89788, has received regulatory approval for importation in the European Union (EU). “The EU’s approval of the Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans is very welcome news for U.S. soybean … Read More »