Archive for January, 2014

Commodity Classic Early Registration Ends Jan. 20

Commodity Classic is less than two months away, and everyone is encouraged to register early to take advantage of the lowest rate.  Register before the early discount deadline of midnight, Jan. 20 to save up to $50. New this year – children age 10 and younger may register at no charge, so bring the family! … Read More »

ASA Soybean Leadership College Hits the Right Notes in Nashville

An estimated 125 farmers and state soybean leaders met in Nashville, Tenn. this week for the 14th annual ASA Soybean Leadership College at the Hutton Hotel. Attendees had the chance to network with others in the soybean industry while developing their organizational leadership skills at the three day conference. The Soybean Leadership College opened Monday … Read More »

ASA Joins Coalition Letter in Support of Input Tariff Reduction

In a letter to leadership of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees, ASA and a coalition of farm groups reiterated their support for a bill that would reduce tariffs on imported pesticide feedstocks, active ingredients and final products. The coalition supports the support temporary duty reduction for agricultural inputs that would be … Read More »

Conflict Over Dairy Provisions Impedes Farm Bill Progress

As reported by multiple sources this week, the major obstacle holding up a meeting of the 41 farm bill conferees is a last-minute dispute over the bill’s dairy provisions, including a dairy supply control program in the Senate’s version of the bill, which lost by a more than two-to-one margin on the House floor in … Read More »

Submit Your Comments and #RefuelTheRFS Today!

ASA opened its online portal this week for soybean farmers to submit comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the importance of maintaining a progressive increase in the biodiesel volumes in the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for 2014 and 2015. Late last year, EPA released a proposal that would set the RFS’ Required … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Hosts Farmers’ Field Day in Pakistan

The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program recently hosted a Farmers’ Field Day at the Himalaya Fish Farm in Punjab, Pakistan as part of the USDA-funded FEEDing Pakistan project. The owner of the farm where the event was held participated in a two-week aquaculture training course at Kansas State … Read More »

WISHH Presents at Kansas Soybean Expo

The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Executive Director Jim Hershey was on a panel at the Kansas Soybean Expo in Topeka, Kansas on Jan. 8 talking about opportunities in international markets. Hershey described the FEEDing Pakistan Aquaculture program and the potential market for U.S. Soybean meal, exports of U.S. … Read More »

Commodity Classic’s What’s New Sessions Present Innovation in Agriculture

Agriculture’s newest, most innovative products and services will be showcased at the What’s New sessions at the 2014 Commodity Classic. “If you’re coming to Commodity Classic hoping to learn and gain some new ideas to take back to your farm, you’ll want to mark your calendar for the What’s New sessions,” said Commodity Classic Co-Chairman … Read More »

WFP Releases 10 Most Important World Hunger Facts to Know for 2014

In a recent article released by the World Food Programme (WFP), a list of 10 of the most important world hunger facts was developed. The list is fascinating, as it takes a close look at the issue of world hunger as we go into this new year. A notable point from the article is the … Read More »

Learning Centers Cover Variety of Timely Agriculture Topics at 2014 Commodity Classic

From soil health, succession planning and weed management—to the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard and transportation infrastructure—experts will cover these and several other agriculture topics during educational sessions at the 19th Annual Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. Learning Center sessions are offered at Commodity Classic from Feb. 27-March 1, 2014. The 19 sessions … Read More »