Archive for November, 2009

ASA Urges Emergency Financial Aid to Assist Farmers with Devastating Losses

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is urging Congress to provide funding to deliver much-needed financial assistance to farmers and rural communities to assist them in recovering from devastating losses caused by hurricanes, excessive rain during harvest and other natural disasters across the country, including catastrophic weather-related losses in the mid-South and neighboring states. “Soybeans, rice, … Read More »

ASA Launches Online Advocacy Training Center for Growers

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today unveiled its new online Advocacy Training Center that teaches basic skills and protocols for advocating farmer-friendly policy to elected officials. It is also designed to encourage more farmers to get actively involved in the political process by showing how easy it can be to participate and be successful in … Read More »

ASA Provides WTO Priorities to Ambassador Kirk

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today communicated to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk its priorities for restarting World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations on the Doha Development Agenda on a foundation that offers an improved opportunity for a successful outcome for U.S. farmers. “In our view, a successful agreement must include significant improvements in … Read More »

ASA Applauds House Action on Tax Extenders Act with One-year Extension of Biodiesel Tax Incentive, Now Urges Senate Action

The American Soybean Association (ASA) expresses appreciation to the U.S. House of Representatives for passage of H.R. 4213, the Tax Extenders Act of 2009, by a 241 to 181 margin in a vote taken today. ASA fully supports the provisions in H.R. 4213 that extend the biodiesel tax incentive through December 31, 2010. Extension of … Read More »

ASA Submits Concerns and Issues for Climate Change Legislation

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today issued a paper outlining its concerns and issues for climate change legislation. ASA believes that climate change legislation passed by the House of Representatives and the current draft Senate climate change bill do not provide sufficient measures to protect American economic competitiveness, and ASA does not support those measures … Read More »