Archive for May, 2012

Senate Farm Bill’s ARC Program Ensures Equitable Treatment of Program Crops

The Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) program established in the Senate Agriculture Committee’s recently-approved Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 will treat program crops like corn, wheat, rice, peanuts and soybeans equitably, that according to a report issued today by the Food and Agriculture Policy Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri in Columbia. … Read More »

ASA Echoes President’s Call for Renewable Energy Tax Credit Extension

The American Soybean Association (ASA) joins its colleagues in the biodiesel industry in voicing its support for a call from President Barack Obama to renew tax incentives for companies producing renewable energy, including biodiesel. The president yesterday urged Congress to renew the tax credits while in Iowa, the nation’s largest producer of soybeans. While the … Read More »

SB&B Foods’ Bob Sinner Testifies on Trade Policy and Small Businesses

The effect of trade policy on small business was the focus of “U.S. Trade Policy: What’s Next for Small Business,” a hearing held Wednesday by the House Small Business Committee in Washington. SB&B Foods President and American Soybean Association (ASA) member Bob Sinner testified before the committee, citing his company’s experiences with agricultural trade policy, … Read More »

ASA Cheers Bipartisan Senate Letter Urging Action on Farm Bill

In response to a letter to Senate leadership today encouraging “timely and open debate” on the recently introduced Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, the American Soybean Association (ASA) voices its support of the overwhelmingly bipartisan effort to consider the legislation that will reauthorize the nation’s farm programs. Earlier today, Sens. Mike Johanns … Read More »

ASA Welcomes Launch of U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

With a proclamation from President Barack Obama yesterday, the United States entered into the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. ASA congratulates the governments of both countries for their collaboration and cooperation in the interest of trade expansion. “The free trade agreement with Colombia holds a great deal of potential for America’s soybean farmers,” said ASA President … Read More »

ASA Congratulates USDA on 150 Years

In honor of today’s milestone 150th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the American Soybean Association (ASA) offers its congratulations and best wishes, and will participate in events commemorating the occasion in Washington, D.C. “USDA has worked alongside soybean farmers for decades in the best interest of agriculture, developing international markets, … Read More »

ASA and Coalition of Other Farm Groups Urge Speedy Senate Consideration of Farm Bill

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) this week, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and stakeholder groups from across agriculture urged the Senate to bring the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, more commonly known as the Farm Bill, to the floor for consideration … Read More »