Archive for September, 2009

Ag Producer Leader Calls Increased Funding Key to Farm Bill Research Title Implementation

Joseph H. Layton, Jr., a soybean, corn and grape producer on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, emphasized the priority need for increased federal funding for food and agricultural research, extension and education at an oversight hearing convened today by the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit and Research regarding implementation of the 2008 Farm Bill Research Title. … Read More »

ASA Vice President Hosts Chinese Soybean Buyers

Delegation represents 85 percent of Chinese soybean purchases American Soybean Association (ASA) Vice President Alan Kemper hosted on his farm this week a delegation of Chinese soybean buyers whose companies represent 85 percent of all Chinese soybean purchases. “Since the delegation represented the majority of Chinese purchases of U.S. soybeans, it was very important for … Read More »

ASA Congratulates Senator Lincoln as New Chair of Senate Ag Committee

Thanks Senator Harkin for Leadership The American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulates Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) as the new Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Senator Lincoln is the first woman and the first Arkansan to serve as Chair in the 184-year history of the Committee. ASA also thanks Senator Tom Harkin … Read More »

ASA Leaders Meet with EPA Officials during Iowa Ag Tour

Farmer leaders of the American Soybean Association (ASA) and Iowa Soybean Association once again had the chance to communicate soybean policy priorities to officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey. Upon invitation from Senator Grassley, EPA officials, including Director of … Read More »

ASA Congratulates USDA on Transforming Ag Research with NIFA

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today congratulated the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its efforts to elevate the stature and credibility of agricultural research with the establishment of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). “ASA is a leader in promoting the research priorities and needs of the U.S. soybean industry,” said ASA … Read More »

ASA Past President Wins National Lincoln Agribusiness Award

American Soybean Association (ASA) Past-President Bart Ruth was announced as the Agribusiness recipient for the Abraham Lincoln National Agricultural Awards. The winners were announced at the 2009 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois. Ruth was President of ASA in 2001-02. “It’s sometimes quite shocking to be selected for your individual efforts when you know there … Read More »