Archive for September, 2012

ASA Disappointed House Failed to Act on Farm Bill

As the House of Representatives departs Washington this week for the election recess, the American Soybean Association (ASA) is disappointed that the House failed to take up a comprehensive, five-year farm bill. ASA President Steve Wellman, a soybean farmer from Syracuse, Neb., voiced the association’s frustrations in the following statement: “The American Soybean Association cannot … Read More »

ASA Points to Multiple Benefits from Increase in Biodiesel Fuel Standard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today an increase in the biodiesel volume requirement under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) from 1 billion gallons in 2012 to 1.28 billion gallons in 2013, a move welcomed by the American Soybean Association (ASA). “More than half of all biodiesel produced in the United States comes from soybean … Read More »

ASA Supports Discharge Petition to Move House Farm Bill

In response to Thursday’s introduction of a discharge petition by Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) that would force the idling Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (the 2012 Farm Bill) to the House floor for a vote, American Soybean Association (ASA) President Steve Wellman, a soybean farmer from Syracuse, Neb., issued the following statement: “With … Read More »

USDA-ASA-Afghan Cooperation Creates Afghanistan’s First Soy Processing Plant

Washington, D.C.… A distance of seven thousand miles is just the start of the differences between the Brookville, Ohio farm where Steve Berk grew up raising soybeans as an FFA project and his current residence in Afghanistan. Yet, a new soybean processing factory creates a landmark link between states like Ohio and Afghan reconstruction efforts. … Read More »

Speakers, Endorsers of Rally for Farm Bill Passage Announced

Members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) will be on hand at the “Farm Bill Now!” rally as legislative representatives, agricultural leaders and hundreds of farmers and ranchers come together in chorus on U.S. Capitol grounds Sept. 12 to encourage Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm programs expire at … Read More »

ASA Launches Soy Action Center to Connect Farmers with Capitol Hill

As Congress returns from recess this week, the American Soybean Association (ASA) announces the launch of the Soy Action Center, a grassroots communications portal through which ASA’s 21,000 farmer members can connect with their members of Congress, administration and federal agency officials, and state and local offices. “The Soy Action Center will be a very … Read More »