Archive for June, 2011

ASA Congratulates Senate for Moving Forward on Trade Agreements

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is very pleased that the Senate Finance Committee will hold a “mock” markup of the draft implementing bills for the South Korea, Colombia, and Panama Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) later this week. The ASA has been working for a number of years toward passage of these trade agreements because increased … Read More »

ASA Applauds Introduction of Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Bills in House and Senate

The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauds the introduction of biodiesel tax credit extension bills in both the House and Senate. The bills call for a 3-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit through 2014. A multi-year extension, which ASA has strongly advocated, is necessary to provide stability and certainty to the still maturing biodiesel industry. … Read More »

ASA Urges Additional Resources to Keep Inland Waterways Functioning

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has joined with the National Grain and Feed Association, other producer groups, processors, and input suppliers, alerting the Congressional Appropriations Committees about the urgent need for additional resources to dredge and repair inland waterways that have been damaged by historic high water levels. “Agricultural producers, processors and exporters rely on … Read More »

ASA, USB, USSEC Sponsor Ag Biotechnology & Food Security Conference in Beijing

Saint Louis, Missouri…The American Soybean Association (ASA), the United Soybean Board (USB), and the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) are sponsoring and organizing the 2011 International Ag Biotechnology & Food Security Conference June 21-22, at the Great Wall Sheraton Hotel in Beijing, China. The conference is produced on behalf of ASA, USB, and USSEC by … Read More »

ASA President Welcomes Chairman of European Parliament’s Ag Committee

American Soybean Association (ASA) President Alan Kemper, a soybean farmer from Lafayette, Ind., today welcomed Dr. Paolo De Castro, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Affairs, at a trade luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. ASA organized the lunch for De Castro that included an invited audience of … Read More »