Archive for June, 2010

ASA Supports Administration’s Commitment to Free Trade Agreement with South Korea

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is welcoming the Obama Administration’s commitment to remove remaining obstacles and secure Congressional approval of the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) that was signed on June 30, 2007. At the G-20 summit in Toronto this past weekend, President Barack Obama signaled his intention to set a deadline for … Read More »

ASA Envisions Farm Programs that are more Efficient, Effective, and Defensible

The American Soybean Association (ASA) testified today before the House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Committee on Agriculture. In the current budget environment, with farm programs a target for interests that either oppose them in principle or want to fund other priorities, ASA is looking for ways to make farm programs more … Read More »

ASA Testifies on Importance of China Market to U.S. Soybean Exports

The American Soybean Association (ASA) testified today on the importance of the China export market to U.S. soybean growers at a hearing of the U.S. International Trade Commission. Last year, the value of U.S. soybean exports to China reached a record $9.2 billion. U.S. soybeans represent more than half of the total value of U.S. … Read More »

ASA Welcomes House Ag Committee Vote to Lift Restrictions on Cuba

The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomes yesterday’s vote by the House Agriculture Committee to expand U.S. agriculture exports and lift travel restriction on Cuba. The legislation, H.R.4645, the Travel Restriction Reform and Export Enhancement Act, was introduced by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN) earlier this year to end nearly 50 years of sanctions … Read More »