Archive for March, 2013

Syngenta Sponsors Series of ASA Educational Podcasts

ASA thanks Syngenta for sponsoring a series of Educational Podcasts throughout April. The podcasts sponsored by Syngenta will be promoted in ASA communications including its newsletters, social media sites, and on the ASA website. The first podcast will be posted on Monday, April 1, and will feature Syngenta Agronomic Service Representative Rich Lee, who will … Read More »

ASA Details Impact of Continuing Resolution on Soybean Farmers

In response to the signing into law of the Continuing Resolution (CR) by President Barack Obama yesterday, the American Soybean Association (ASA) has examined the ramifications for soybean farmers contained in the measure, which funds the federal government through the end of the 2013 fiscal year on September 30. “This was a large piece of … Read More »

Ag Industry Launches Campaign to Promote Safe Use of Seed Treatments

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and CropLife America (CLA) announced this week the release of The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship, an industry-wide initiative to promote the safe handling and management of treated seed. Endorsed by ASA, the National Corn Growers Association and the American Farm Bureau Federation, the guide provides farmers and seed … Read More »

ASA Offers More Rewards for Recruiters

ASA is now offering its members more reasons to become recruiters by providing more options to redeem recruiter rewards points. Now recruiters can redeem their points for gift cards to more than 50 stores and restaurants including Applebee’s, Darden Restaurants, JCPenney, Kohls and Cabela’s. Recruiters can also choose specialty packages like dinner and a movie … Read More »

ASA Announces Keynote Speakers for Soybean Marketing and Production College

ASA announces Matt Roberts and John Phipps as keynote speakers for its inaugural Soybean Marketing and Production College, July 29–31, in Minneapolis. The ASA Soybean Marketing and Production College will educate producers on growing trends and new technologies to maximize on-farm profitability. Headlining the Marketing and Production College will be Dr. Matt Roberts, an expert … Read More »

ASA Farmer-Leaders Sit Down with Brazilian Counterparts in Washington

ASA President Danny Murphy and Board member Ron Kindred met Wednesday with 19 members of the Brazilian soybean and corn industries, as well as representatives from the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Corn Growers Association at Farm Bureau’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The meeting was facilitated, organized and led by Dow AgroSciences, and included representatives from Dow’s … Read More »

ASA Welcomes Delay in Enforcement of SPCC Rule

Within the passage and enactment of the Continuing Resolution this week, lawmakers postponed a regulation that would have required on-farm tanks and drums with oil-storage capacity to have spill-prevention dikes in place. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Spill-Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) rule, for which ASA supported postponement, was delayed through Sept. 30. The delay was … Read More »

Prospective Plantings Report Projects Slight Dip in 2013 Planted Acreage

As reported by DTN Markets Editor Katie Micik today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in its Prospective Plantings Report issued earlier today, estimated 2013 soybean planted acreage at 77.13 million acres, down slightly from 2012 and opposite many analysts’ projections. According to the report, USDA expects farmers in the Great Plains, with the exception of North Dakota, to … Read More »

2013 Leadership At Its Best Class Graduates from Leadership Development Training

The 2013 class of Leadership At Its Best participated in the final leg of their leadership development training, March 10-12 in Washington, D.C. Program participants focused on learning national policy issues, advocacy efforts, public speaking, and communicating effectively with Congress. ASA President Danny Murphy spoke to program participants and took part in their graduation. ASA Executive Committee … Read More »

Make it a Priority Now – Tell Your Conservation Story

This is the perfect time to take stock of your farm conservation practices and submit an entry in the Conservation Legacy Awards program, presented by ASA. This program is open to all U.S. soybean farmers. Join soybean farmers like Gail Fuller of Emporia, Kan., Jeremy Jack of Belzoni, Miss., and Roger Wenning of Greensburg, Ind., … Read More »