Archive for May, 2014

ASA Calls for Extension of Comment Period on EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule

In a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week, the American Soybean Association (ASA) joined more than 70 other food and agriculture stakeholder groups in requesting more time to comment on EPA’s proposed interpretive rule on Waters of the United States. “This … Read More »

ASA Welcomes USDA Announcement of Funds for Web Resources on Farm Bill Program Options

The American Soybean Association welcomed today’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that the agency will award $6 million to universities and state cooperative extension services for the development of web-based tools to assist farmers in choosing new programs within the Agricultural Act of 2014. ASA President and Iowa farmer Ray Gaesser issued the … Read More »

ASA Joins Farm Groups in Calling for Extension of Comment Period on Waters of the U.S.

In a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, USDA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week, ASA joined other food and agriculture stakeholder groups in requesting more time to comment on EPA’s proposed interpretive rule on Waters of the United States. Citing the complexity of EPA’s draft rule, the groups maintain that comprehensive … Read More »

Iowa Governor Extends Biodiesel Producer Credit Through 2017

As ASA continues to work alongside groups like the National Biodiesel Board to protect and advance the RFS in Washington, soy-producing states continue to double down on their investment in America’s only commercially-available Advanced Biofuel. Last week, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed an extension of that state’s biodiesel producer incentive. The incentive is a 2 … Read More »

Soybean Imports Bring Soybean Rust Back into News

With Brazilian soybeans coming into the United States for crushing, questions about the transmission of soybean rust (SBR) in plant material are being renewed. USDA’s soybean rust Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education (IPM PIPE) continues to be available here. Currently, according to the SBR IPM PIPE, SBR has been detected in a few … Read More »

Nearly 120 Companies Ask Obama to Boost Biodiesel Standard

Credit: National Biodiesel Board  One hundred seventeen biodiesel companies and affiliated businesses from 41 states called on President Obama Wednesday to stand behind his past support for the U.S. biodiesel industry by continuing sustainable growth under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Highlighting Obama’s strong position on biodiesel going back to his days as a U.S. … Read More »

SoyCam.com Shares Illinois Soybean Production Experiences

Credit: Illinois Soybean Association  Soybean planting is underway, and the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) makes it easy for educators and consumers to see the process in action.  ISA’s SoyCam.com offers a firsthand, season-long view of soybean production. Funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff, Soycam follows eight Illinois soybean farmers as they document their activities through … Read More »

Only Two Days Left to Support the World Soy Foundation’s Project Fundraiser

While we’re winding down the month of May, the World Soy Foundation’s (WSF) fundraiser to help make our new project “The Youth We Feed Can Lead” possible is also coming to a close—at 11:59 p.m. on May 31 to be exact.  So far, we’ve raised about $400 toward the project—but, we’ve still got a ways … Read More »

World Soy Foundation Hosted Twitter Q&A on #WorldHungerDay

Earlier this week we recognized World Hunger Day—a day to celebrate sustainable solutions to ending extreme hunger and poverty. As a nonprofit striving to reduce malnutrition through the power of soy, the World Soy Foundation (WSF) wanted to be a part of the celebration on May 28. To do this, we hosted a Twitter Q&A … Read More »

ASA Hails Senate Passage of Waterways Bill Conference Report

The American Soybean Association welcomed today’s passage by the Senate of the conference report of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). The report, which passed the House overwhelmingly earlier in the week, contains several of ASA’s key policy priorities. “The Senate’s passage of the waterways bill conference report today is another critical step … Read More »

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