Archive for January, 2014

ASA’s Gaesser, Murphy and Cowan Take Part in USDA Public Meeting on Enlist Deregulation

This week, ASA leaders including President Ray Gaesser, Chairman Danny Murphy and First Vice President Wade Cowan took part in a virtual public meeting hosted Wednesday evening by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to hear comments on the agency’s draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for Dow’s Enlist and Enlist E3 soybeans. Both products … Read More »

ASA, NOPA Partner on Letter to Ambassador Froman, Secretary Vilsack on TPP

In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, ASA and the National Oilseed Processors Association reinforced the soy industry’s priorities in the ongoing Trans‐Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiations. ASA CEO Steve Censky and NOPA President Tom Hammer restated their support for the agreement, but expressed dismay that at … Read More »

California Supports Biodiesel, Urges EPA to Increase Advanced Biofuel RFS Targets

As reported in a story by the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), both the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Air Resources Board (ARB) are showing their support for biodiesel by urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase the biomass-based diesel and the advanced biofuel 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) targets. The proposed reductions … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Staff Travel to Bogota, Colombia for USSEC Global Strategy Session

American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health program Executive Director Jim Hershey and Program Manager Liz Hare are in Bogota, Colombia this week with ASA CEO Steve Censky and a host of ASA farmers for the USSEC Global Strategy Session. Throughout the week they will be participating in planning meetings, as well … Read More »

Check out the World Soy Foundation Booth at Commodity Classic

The highly anticipated Commodity Classic is coming to San Antonio at the end of February, and we can’t wait to see you there! It is sure to be a fun, exciting and educational show.  The World Soy Foundation will be located at Booth #4010 to answer any questions you may have about the Foundation, our … Read More »

Biodiesel Industry Sets New Production Record

The United States biodiesel industry set a new record of production in 2013, which the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) said underscores the importance of revising the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposal this year. According to a news release from this week, with nearly 1.8 billion gallons produced last year, the … Read More »

No Time to Rest! Calls and Emails Supporting Farm Bill Needed to Senate Offices This Week!

While ASA is very pleased with the House’s passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014 this morning, there is little time to rest and celebrate. ASA has learned from both Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran that the Senate intends to move the farm bill to the floor for a vote as quickly as possible. … Read More »

ASA Applauds House Approval of Farm Bill, Thanks Farmers Who Made Voices Heard

After three years of waiting, today is a day of celebration for soy farmers, as Congress finally makes strides to provide us with the Farm Bill we so desperately need. In a vote of 251 to 166 the House passed the Farm Bill this morning. Following the passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014 by … Read More »

Soy Farmers Cheer House Approval of Farm Bill, Urge Senate to Pass Bill Quickly

ST. LOUIS (Jan. 29, 2014) – Following this morning’s passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014 by the House of Representatives, the American Soybean Association (ASA) applauded the vote and quickly turned its attention to the upper chamber, encouraging the Senate to take up and pass the farm bill as quickly as possible. ASA President … Read More »

ASA Draws Attention to Farm Bill, Infrastructure, Biodiesel and Trade in State of the Union Response

ST. LOUIS (January 28, 2014) – Responding to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address this evening, American Soybean Association President and Iowa farmer Ray Gaesser took the opportunity to highlight several of the association’s priorities and how they compare and contrast with the plans laid out by the President. “A common theme in … Read More »