Archive for April, 2013

Minimize Yield Loss – Listen to this ASA Educational Podcast on Disease Control

Syngenta Agronomic Service Representative Bob Lawless is featured on this week’s ASA Educational Podcast on disease control. “Each season, growers must remain aware of diseases that pose a threat to their fields,” Lawless said. “Leaf blight, brown spot, frogeye leaf spot, rusts and anthracnose are just a few of the soybean diseases that can rob … Read More »

As Expected, New Record Set on 2012 Indemnities

Federal crop insurance indemnities paid to farmers for last year’s losses have risen to a record $17 billion for the 2012 crop year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced. Indemnities for 2012, largely the result of the severe drought in the Plains and Midwest, are now $16.99 billion. The previous record of $10.8 billion … Read More »

Soy Transportation Coalition Update on Impact of Midwest Flooding

On April 22, Soy Transportation Coalition Executive Director Mike Steenhoek provided an update on the current flooding on the upper Mississippi River system to industry partners. “To state the obvious, we are living in an era of extremes,” said Steenhoek. “A few months ago, I and others were talking exhaustively about low water levels on … Read More »

Symposium will Expand Global Collaboration for Biotech Crop Approvals

Biotechnology regulators, international trade experts and farmers from around the world will meet in Champaign, Ill. this summer to discuss ways to streamline regulatory and trade approvals for farmer use of biotech seed and the worldwide trade of soybeans, corn and other crops grown with biotechnology. While U.S. and international biotechnology companies have dozens of … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Leads Multi-Cooperator Trade Conferences in Sub-Saharan Africa

ASA’s World initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program organized conferences in South Africa and Uganda with the help of local U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) offices in Pretoria, RSA and Nairobi, Kenya. The conferences were titled “Diversifying the African Food Basket with U.S. Products.” Representatives from the American Peanut Council, … Read More »

Minimize Yield Loss – Listen to this ASA Educational Podcast on Disease Control

Syngenta Agronomic Service Representative Bob Lawless is featured on this week’s ASA Educational Podcast on disease control. “Each season, growers must remain aware of diseases that pose a threat to their fields,” Lawless said. “Leaf blight, brown spot, frogeye leaf spot, rusts and anthracnose are just a few of the soybean diseases that can rob … Read More »

As Expected, New Record Set on 2012 Indemnities

Federal crop insurance indemnities paid to farmers for last year’s losses have risen to a record $17 billion for the 2012 crop year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced. Indemnities for 2012, largely the result of the severe drought in the Plains and Midwest, are now $16.99 billion. The previous record of $10.8 billion … Read More »

U.S., Brazil Partner on Statement on Innovation in Plant Biotechnology

ASA welcomed a joint statement from the U.S. and five like-minded nations this week expressing those governments’ mutual desire to pursue innovation in plant biotechnology. Among other commitments, the statement shows an effort by the nations to “endeavor to work together to promote synchronization of [biotechnology trait] authorizations by regulatory authorities, in particular for food, … Read More »

Activity Continues Around Potential WRDA; House Chair Cites Importance to Soy

While floor consideration of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) in the Senate has been put off in favor of gun control and immigration, there continues to be significant activity on the waterways infrastructure and policy issues. The delay in Senate floor consideration provides an opportunity to educate members on the importance of addressing the … Read More »

There’s Still Time to Fill Out Your Ag Census

There’s still time for soybean farmers to make their voices heard and make a positive impact on their communities by taking part in the Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Census captures a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches and those who operate them. Census data … Read More »

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