Archive for July, 2011

ASA Again Urges President Obama and Congress to Pass FTAs

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and a group representing nearly all sectors of U.S. agriculture called on President Barack Obama and Members of Congress to stand up for American exports and the jobs that depend on them by taking immediate action to implement the pending free trade agreements (FTAs) with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. … Read More »

ASA Urges Resolution of Debt Ceiling Impasse

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is urging President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders to resolve the continuing impasse on raising the ceiling on the national debt. “We need a comprehensive approach to reducing federal deficits and the growth of the national debt that includes all spending and that does not make disproportionate reduction in agriculture … Read More »

ASA Welcomes Senate Recognition of Jobs Created by Biobased Products

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, chaired by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), will hold a “Growing Jobs in Rural America” hearing on Thursday that will highlight the contributions biobased products are making to jobs and the U.S. economy. “This hearing underscores the benefits … Read More »

ASA Calls on Congress to Support Transportation and Infrastructure

As Congress considers several transportation issues and measures, including appropriations bills and the potential Surface Transportation Reauthorization bill by the authorizing committees, the American Soybean Association (ASA) is urging support for its top transportation and infrastructure priorities. “Soybean farmers have a strong interest in ensuring there is a safe and efficient transportation system,” said ASA … Read More »