Archive for July, 2010

ASA Suggests Steps to Double Exports in Five Years

The American Soybean Association (ASA) this week suggested key steps to meeting President Barack Obama’s National Export Initiative (NEI) goal of doubling exports in the next five years in comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce. The comments came in response to a request from the Obama Administration published in the June 30, 2010, Federal … Read More »

U.S. Soybean Growers – Demonstrate Your Environmental Stewardship – Enter the 2011 Conservation Legacy Awards

The Conservation Legacy Awards program, sponsored by the American Soybean Association (ASA), Monsanto and the Corn & Soybean Digest magazine, is looking for those U.S. soybean farmers who should be recognized for their outstanding environmental and conservation practices. It is open to all soybean farmers. “I invite soybean farmers to share their stories of environmentalism … Read More »

ASA Statement on Office of Inspector General Review of the Soybean Checkoff

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed its review and found that the soybean checkoff is operating as it should. We are pleased that we can put this issue behind our industry. When whistleblowers presented significant allegations of abuse, the ASA Board of Directors had a … Read More »

ASA Statement on Monsanto’s Commitment to Maintain Export Market Registrations for the Roundup Ready Trait through 2021

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that Monsanto has committed to ASA in a letter dated July 8, 2010, to maintain export market approvals for the first biotech soybean trait “Roundup Ready” or “RR1” through 2021. Monsanto will officially communicate this commitment to all of its licensees. With the patent on RR1 due to … Read More »