Archive for July, 2012

American Soybean Association Statement on Proposed House Farm Bill Extension

With a proposed extension of the 2008 Farm Bill on the House floor this week, American Soybean Association (ASA) First Vice President Danny Murphy, a soybean farmer from Canton, Miss., issues the following statement on this legislation: “The American Soybean Association believes that U.S. farmers and livestock producers need certainty in programs which help them … Read More »

As Drought, Heat Show Importance of Risk Management Programs, ASA Calls on House to Pass Farm Bill

As worsening drought conditions continue to envelop more than half of the United States, the American Soybean Association (ASA) is pointing to the Farm Bill currently stalled and awaiting debate by the full House of Representatives as an essential means of ensuring the continued coverage of American farmland through crop insurance and risk management, as … Read More »

Senate Finance Committee Unanimously Passes Russian Trade Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulates the Senate Finance Committee on its unanimous passage today of a draft bill that would establish permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with Russia, the world’s sixth largest economy. ASA now encourages the Senate to take up the bill as quickly as possible, and calls on the House to move … Read More »

ASA Salutes Army Colonel Doug Rose for Support of WISHH in Afghanistan

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today recognized Army Colonel Doug Rose for his contributions to the success of ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health’s (WISHH) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) project in Afghanistan. In 2011 and 2012, Rose helped coordinate military transport of U.S. soybean seeds to reach WISHH’s work with subsistence Afghan … Read More »

Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill, ASA Urges Timely Debate by Full House

In response to the early morning passage of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM) by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture today, American Soybean Association (ASA) President Steve Wellman, a farmer from Syracuse, Neb., releases the following statement on the legislation: “ASA congratulates the House Agriculture Committee, Chairman Lucas and … Read More »

ASA Congratulates Secretary Vilsack on Drought Assistance Provisions

The American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulates Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for his announcement today aimed at providing greater flexibility for farmers affected by the worsening drought in many states. “Secretary Vilsack has a clear and keen understanding of rural and agricultural issues and that understanding enables him to make decisions like today’s that help farmers … Read More »

ASA Comments on House Ag Committee’s Proposed Farm Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture yesterday released the draft Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM), the House version of the Farm Bill, which would trim $35 billion in spending from agriculture, conservation, and nutrition programs over 10 years as compared to current law. American Soybean Association (ASA) President Steve Wellman, … Read More »