Archive for May, 2009

U.S. Soy Leaders Visit Colombia to Study Potential of Free Trade Agreement

Two U.S. Soybean farmers participated in a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) fact-finding mission to Colombia this week. Designed to learn more about the pending Colombia-U.S. FTA and increased opportunities for U.S. soy products, the trip included meetings with government officials, business leaders, union representatives and displaced workers that have been employed by social programs coordinated … Read More »

ASA Testifies Federal Policy Undermining Investor Confidence in Biodiesel

The American Soybean Association (ASA) testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Subcommittee on Regulations, Healthcare and Trade on the impacts of outstanding regulatory policy on small biofuels producers and family farmers. Uncertainty over federal policy, such as the extension of the biodiesel tax credit, implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2), … Read More »

ASA Supports President Obama’s Budget Request for Aquaculture Research

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today expressed support for the Obama Administration’s budget request for aquaculture research that could increase demand for soybean meal in aquafeed. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) requested an increase of $2 million for aquaculture research, some of which would be spent on studies on life-cycle cost analysis of … Read More »

ASA Refutes EPA’s Proposed Indirect Land Use Rules to House Committee

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today submitted comments to the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy and Research regarding the impact of the indirect land use and renewable biomass provisions in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2). ASA sees numerous potential flaws in the approach EPA is using for … Read More »

ASA Calls EPA’s Proposed Rule on Indirect Land Use Flawed

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today reacted to the proposed rule for indirect land use and renewable biomass provisions in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS-2). The approach EPA has proposed to use for their proposed rule on RFS-2 implementation is significantly flawed, could make the RFS-2 goals unattainable and … Read More »

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