Archive for October, 2014

ASA Presses Congress to Work Toward Solution on COOL

As part of the larger COOL Reform Coalition, ASA sent a letter to members of Congress this morning noting the group’s “grave concerns” with the country of origin labeling (COOL) rule deemed by the World Trade Organization (WTO) last week to be in violation of our nation’s obligations as part of the WTO. The letter also urges Congress … Read More »

ASA Urges Elimination of Argentina DETS

ASA, the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) and the North American Export Grain Association (NAEGA) sent comments this week to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) identifying significant barriers to U.S. exports, particularly on the trade distorting impact of Argentine Differential Export Taxes (DETs) and the artificial advantage they provide to soybean products exported from … Read More »

Voters give a strong ‘Yes!’ to Biodiesel Policy

Information provided by NBB news release. Policies supporting biodiesel production would win a resounding vote of confidence if they were on the ballot in next week’s elections, according to a nationwide survey released Tuesday. Three out of four voters (75 percent) support a tax incentive for biodiesel, the survey found. Seventy-six percent said they support … Read More »

ASA Succession Planning Workshop Attendees Learn from Fellow Farmers, How to Begin the Process

Planning for your farm’s future can be confusing—but you aren’t the only one who has questions and you don’t have to figure it out on your own.  Meet with growers in similar situations and learn more about how to successfully transition your farm and protect your legacy at the ASA Succession Planning Workshops this winter … Read More »

Vote Now for the Next Faces of Farming and Ranching

Now, you can cast your vote for the next Faces of Farming & Ranching! From now until Nov. 2, visit the Faces of Farming & Ranching Online Voting page to learn more about each of the finalists and the work they do, including short videos highlighting their farms/ranches. From there, vote for whom you believe … Read More »

‘Farmland’ From Academy Award-Winning Director James Moll Streaming on Hulu Through Nov. 3

It’s not too late to catch Farmland on Hulu! Academy Award–winning filmmaker James Moll’s feature length documentary, Farmland, is still available to stream on the free, ad-supported Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service through Nov. 3. Farmland takes the viewer inside the world of farming for a first-hand glimpse into the lives of six young farmers and … Read More »

The World Soy Foundation’s Farmer Leader Feature: Stan Born, Illinois

This week, the World Soy Foundation (WSF) is taking you to a town in Illinois called Dunlap for a Farmer Leader Feature on Illinois Soybean Association Director Stan Born. Stan, who grew up on a farm in Shelby County, Ill., was destined to be a fourth generation farmer. Before taking that role, Stan took what … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Host Seminar in Honduras to Discuss Soybean’s Use in Social Programs

Last month, the American Soybean Associations World Initiative for Soy in Human Health program (ASA/WISHH) hosted a seminar entitled, “Nutritional Properties of the Soybean and its Use in Social Programs” seminar in Honduras funded by USDA’s Foreign Market Development (FMD) program. Together Dr. Mark Messina and Dr. Marilyn Nash, of the University of Illinois’ National … Read More »

ASA Issues Statement on Center for Food Safety Study on Soy in Infant Formula

Following the release of a study from the Center for Food Safety reported in Friday’s Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore., the American Soybean Association has released a statement on the safety of soy-based infant formula, and the tactics used by the activist special interest group CFS in the fight over GMO labeling in Oregon. “Unfortunately, … Read More »

University of Illinois’ Farmdoc to Conduct Weekly Webinars on Farm Bill Decision Tools

To provide growers with better and more complete information on the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill, the Farmdoc program at the University of Illinois will conduct weekly series of webinars that review the farm bill programs and decisions; provide training and demonstration on the farm bill decision tool; and include updates on harvest, prices … Read More »