Archive for January, 2011

ASA Statement on USDA Deregulation of Biotech Alfalfa

The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports today’s decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate biotechnology-derived, glyphosate-tolerant alfalfa, effective immediately and without conditions. The decision reinforces that USDA’s policy-making activities adhere to a science-based regulatory process, and is consistent with the reviews that led USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to conclude … Read More »

ASA Supports President’s Commitment to Exports, Biofuels

State of the Union includes remarks on ASA priorities The American Soybean Association (ASA) appreciated President Barack Obama’s remarks on several of ASA’s top legislative priorities during his 2011 State of the Union address. President Obama encouraged job creation by doubling exports, passing the pending Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), expanding the use of renewable energy, … Read More »

ASA Applauds USDA Rollout of Biobased Product Label

The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement on the voluntary biobased product labeling program. The purpose of the labeling initiative is to more clearly identify biobased products for all buyers, and to promote the increased sale and use of biobased products in the commercial market and for consumers. “This … Read More »