Archive for March, 2010

ASA Celebrates 8th Annual Congressional Soyfoods Lunch On Capitol Hill

The nation’s soybean producers, through the American Soybean Association (ASA), served an array of soy-based foods to about 200 members of Congress, government officials and industry representatives at the Eighth Annual Congressional Soyfoods Lunch that was held on Wednesday, March 17, on Capitol Hill. The luncheon has become an annual forum for ASA and its … Read More »

Corn and Soybean Farmer Leaders Press Issues on the Hill

As part of National Agriculture Week, farmer leaders of the American Soybean Association and the National Corn Growers Association visited with elected officials in Washington, D.C. to promote current issues in Congress that are important to their industry. Specifically, the groups discussed agricultural trade with Cuba, funding for infrastructure improvements on the Upper Mississippi River … Read More »

ASA Participates In First DOJ/USDA Workshop on Agricultural Competition

The American Soybean Association (ASA) participated in a panel discussion today on the competitive dynamics of the seed industry during a public workshop exploring competitive issues in agriculture hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The panel explored the competitive implications for farmers of significant shifts in the … Read More »

ASA Testifies in Support of Normalizing Trade between U.S. and Cuba

The American Soybean Association (ASA) testified today before the House Committee on Agriculture on normalizing trade and travel between the U.S. and Cuba. ASA strongly supports HR 4645, the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act, which would eliminate financing and travel restrictions affecting trade with Cuba, and is consistent with the Administration’s goal to … Read More »

ASA Applauds Senate Passage of Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today applauds Senate passage of H.R. 4213, the American Workers, State and Business Relief Act, which includes retroactive extension of the vital biodiesel tax credit. With passage of H.R. 4213, the U.S. House and U.S. Senate must now reconcile the differences between the two versions of the bill approved by … Read More »

ASA Urges Senate Passage of HR 4213, Including Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is urging the U.S. Senate to pass H.R. 4213, the American Workers, State and Business Relief Act, which includes retroactive extension of the vital biodiesel tax credit. The biodiesel tax credit expired on December 31, 2009 and its retroactive extension is urgently needed to save the 23,000 jobs that the … Read More »

ASA Voting Delegates Set Policy Direction for 2010-2011

Soybean producers gathered in Anaheim, Calif., last week to review and revise the policy direction of the American Soybean Association (ASA). One hundred thirty three producers from ASA’s 25 state affiliates served as Voting Delegates in this annual process that guides the ASA as it pursues future initiatives to improve U.S. soybean farmer profitability. The … Read More »

ASA’s WISHH Program and Partners to Assist USDA’s Ag Reconstruction Work in Afghanistan

Soy to Improve Health and Help Restore Afghan Productivity The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program and three partnering organizations will receive a cooperative agreement for work in Afghanistan. The USDA Food for Progress program brings the strengths of … Read More »