Archive for January, 2009

ASA Submits 2009 Policy Priorities To Obama Administration

The American Soybean Association (ASA) submitted a document outlining its 2009 policy priorities to the Obama Administration ahead of President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration as President of the United States on January 20, 2009. By developing and advocating soybean farmer top policy priorities to the incoming Obama Administration, ASA continues its rich tradition of working in … Read More »

ASA Calls Formation of Soybean Federation Radical and Illogical

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today expressed disappointment upon receiving news that a few disgruntled checkoff and state leaders have formed a new soybean federation in an attempt to distract the U.S. soybean industry and undermine ASA’s efforts calling for an audit and investigation of the national soybean checkoff. The ASA calls the action by … Read More »

USDA Secretary Schafer Recommends Inspector General Audit and Investigation of National Soybean Checkoff

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) informed the American Soybean Association (ASA) today that Secretary Schafer has signed a memorandum recommending that USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) conduct an audit and, as appropriate, investigation of the National Soybean Checkoff Program based on the petition filed by the ASA on Dec. 10, 2008. ASA’s … Read More »