Archive for December, 2010

ASA’s WISHH and USDA Ship Soy Flour to Afghanistan

5,000 Afghan Families to Benefit The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) representatives participated today in the final preparations of a shipment of soy flour to Afghanistan. The 3,525 50-pound bags of soy flour shipped from the Port of Virginia will deliver the … Read More »

ASA Celebrates Passage of Retroactive Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension

Applauds Estate Tax Provisions in Legislation The American Soybean Association (ASA) is celebrating the final passage of legislation that includes a retroactive extension of the biodiesel tax incentive and ASA-supported estate tax provisions. The House passed H.R. 4853 by a vote of 277-148. The bill will now be sent to President Barack Obama, who is … Read More »

ASA Hails Senate Passage of Tax Legislation, Urges Prompt House Passage

Package contains retroactive extension of biodiesel tax incentive, estate tax provisions The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauds Senate passage of the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010,” and urges prompt House passage of the legislation. The Senate bill makes the biodiesel tax incentive retroactive for 2010, and extends it through … Read More »

ASA Announces 2011 Officers and Committee Assignments

The Board of Directors of the American Soybean Association (ASA) has confirmed Alan Kemper from Lafayette, Indiana, as President and Rob Joslin from Sidney, Ohio, as Chairman. Board members also elected Steve Wellman from Syracuse, Nebraska, to serve as First Vice President, an office that places Wellman in line to be ASA President in 2012. … Read More »

ASA Urges Congressional Approval of Korean Trade Agreement

The American Soybean Association (ASA) expresses appreciation to President Barack Obama and his team of negotiators who brought a successful conclusion to a United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) that would create landmark opportunities for U.S. soy, meat, and poultry exports. ASA leaders are now urging Congress to swiftly vote approval of the necessary … Read More »