Archive for February, 2014

ASA President Ray Gaesser Takes Part in Round Table Discussion at Cover Crops Conference

ASA President Ray Gaesser participated in a round table discussion along with Myers, Howard G. Buffet and NRCS Chief Jason Weller this week at the Cover Crops Conference, focusing on farm experiences and goals for the future. This session, subsequent speakers and break-out sessions were broadcast to hundreds of locations throughout the U.S. ASA leaders … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Africa Program Staff Travel to Liberia

The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) Program Manager Erica Morrow and Project Assistant Leith McIndewar traveled to Liberia this week to monitor activities on the multi-year “HANDS” project, sub-awarded under Opportunities Industrialization Centers International (OICI) and funded by USAID. During their visit, Morrow and McIndewar met with the nutrition, … Read More »

Pakistani Aquaculture Trade Team Continues Training with ASA/WISHH

The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health program (ASA/WISHH) is currently co-hosting a Pakistani Aquaculture trade team under the USDA-funded FEEDing Pakistan program. The team—made up of six individuals including fish farmers, an animal nutritionist and an animal feed engineer—is attending a two-week Fresh Water Aquaculture Training Course in the U.S. … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Market Research Team concludes West Africa study in Nigeria

From Feb.16-19, the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) technical consultants Dana Johnson, Miguel Escobar and Michael David traveled to Lagos, Nigeria on the third stop of a three-country research project in West Africa. The team is conducting a USDA Emerging Markets Program-funded market assessment of the feed, aquaculture and … Read More »

World Soy Foundation at Commodity Classic: Will We See You There?

It’s nearly here—the 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio! We’ve been eagerly awaiting its arrival and all of us here at the Foundation have been preparing. We are very excited to have the opportunity to meet all of you when you drop by Booth #4010! Here’s why you should stop and see us next week:  … Read More »

World Soy Foundation’s Acre Challenge Campaign Recognizes Top Supporting States

The World Soy Foundation (WSF), the charitable arm of the American Soybean Association (ASA), recognizes the top three supporting states of the Acre Challenge Campaign since early February. These states are helping the WSF to continue reducing malnutrition through the power of soy in the new year.  The Acre Challenge, a fundraising campaign started by … Read More »

ASA Soy Social and Auction Offers Big Ticket Items

No need to go to the shopping mall, come to the ASA Soy Social and Auction, Thursday, Feb. 27 at Commodity Classic and find everything you need. The ASA Soy Social and Auction features these big ticket items: 100 Usage of an AGCO Gleener S67 or S77 with FlexDraper Header One season use of MacDon … Read More »

ASA Signs Joint Letter to Vilsack, Froman Expressing Concern For Chinese ‘Test and Hold’ Requirements

Joining several other food and agricultural associations, ASA signed a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Ambassador Mike Froman in February, expressing concern about the Chinese new “test and hold” requirements on the import of U.S. pork, calling the decision “unwarranted and extraordinarily disappointing.” The groups stated that the requirements, “will undoubtedly disrupt U.S. … Read More »

Senators Introduce Biodiesel Tax Incentive Bill

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) reported this week, Capitol Hill, Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. and Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, on Wednesday introduced a bill to extend the expired biodiesel tax incentive for three years. According to the NBB, the bill, S. 2021, would extend the tax incentive through 2017, while also changing it from a blenders’ … Read More »

ASA Biotech Working Group Mission to the EU Feb. 10-14

ASA director Kevin Scott, a producer from Valley Springs, S.D. and a director of USSEC took part in a Biotech Working Group outreach mission to the EU to press for timely approvals of biotech soybean events and in particular the high oleic soybean traits currently going through the EU’s approval system. Scott was joined on … Read More »