Archive for December, 2012

ASA Provides Views on Final Farm Bill to Ag Committee Leadership

St. Louis, Mo… As Congress continues to debate potential solutions to the fiscal cliff issue, the American Soybean Association (ASA) reached out today to leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to provide its views on potential provisions in a comprehensive five-year farm bill. In a letter from ASA President Danny Murphy, ASA restated … Read More »

ASA Announces 2013 Officers and Committee Assignments

St. Louis, Missouri… The Board of Directors of the American Soybean Association (ASA) has confirmed Danny Murphy from Canton, Miss., as President and Steve Wellman from Syracuse, Neb., as Chairman. Board members also elected Ray Gaesserfrom Corning, Iowa, to serve as First Vice President, an office that places Gaesserin line to be ASA President in … Read More »

ASA Applauds Senate Passage of Russia PNTR Bill

St. Louis, Mo… The American Soybean Association (ASA) celebrates today’s Senate passage of legislation that will normalize trade between the U.S. and Russia and allow the U.S. to take advantage of the trade benefits resulting from Russia’s admission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in August. With a vote of 92-4, the Senate passed the … Read More »

ASA, Allied Farm Groups Meet with Hoyer to Press for Farm Bill

St. Louis, Mo… American Soybean Association (ASA) President Steve Wellman and Vice President Richard Wilkins joined fellow farmer-leaders from the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Milk Producers Federation, National Corn Growers Association and the National Association of Wheat Growers in a meeting today with House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) to reiterate the critical importance … Read More »

ASA Urges Senate to Vote Yes on Russia PNTR Bill

St. Louis, Mo… Reacting to news that a Senate vote on the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012 may happen as early as Wednesday of this week the American Soybean Association (ASA) is encouraging all senators to vote yes on the House-passed version of the bill without amendment. The bill, if passed by … Read More »