Archive for November, 2014

ASA Director Meets with Agriculture Leaders for Discussion of Industry Trends

CropLife magazine, a publication servicing agricultural retailers, welcomed ASA’s Jerry Bambauer to its PACE Advisory Council in October. Bambauer  is one of two grower participants on the panel, which included 24 industry leaders from across the entire spectrum of agriculture. “The PACE Advisory Council meets annually for a day-long discussion of key industry trends, and represents some … Read More »

The World Soy Foundation Gives Thanks this Holiday Season

 “Thank you. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to provide for my daughter. I knew she wasn’t getting enough food before and it pained her mother and me to see her suffer. Thank you for helping me change that.” Those are the words of a father whose daughter receives improved nutrition and education through a World Soy … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Open Office in Ghana to Support Region Activities

The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program opened a field office in Accra, Ghana to support WISHH’s activities in sub-Saharan Africa on Nov. 14, 2014. The office will serve as a regional hub for current and future programming. WISHH’s Regional Manager for Africa Josh Neiderman relocated to Accra during … Read More »

A Thanksgiving Message from ASA President Ray Gaesser

Dear Friends, Once again, it’s the time of the year when we gather around the table with our families and pause to reflect on what we’re thankful for. This year, in addition to family and friends, I’m thankful for the privilege to serve our American soybean farmers as ASA’s president. I want to thank all … Read More »

ASA and COOL Reform Coalition Ask Congress for Contingency Plan

Last week ASA and the COOL Reform Coalition sent a letter to Congress emphasizing the need for a contingency plan for COOL, and highlighting Secretary Vilsack’s request for direction from Congress. “On November 14, 2014, our concerns were underscored by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s statement that the COOL law does not provide the U.S. … Read More »

ASA Supports Neonicotinoids in Letter to EPA Pollinator Health Task Force

ASA filed comments with EPA this week, reiterating both support for pollinator health and the benefits of neonicotinoid seed treatments to soybean farmers. ASA states in the letter that soybean farmers pledge to help promote new honey bee health programs to grower members—but have serious concerns about the focus on eliminating crop protection products as … Read More »

ASA Announces 2015 Class of ASA DuPont Young Leaders

The 31st class of ASA DuPont Young Leaders began their leadership journey at DuPont Pioneer headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, last week. The Johnston training session was the first phase of a program designed to identify new and aspiring leaders and provide them with opportunities to enhance their skills and network with other growers. Representatives from … Read More »

WATCH: ASA Director Talk Sustainability at TED@Unilever

ASA Director Mark Jackson, a farmer from Rose Hill, Iowa, recently spoke about how working on his five generation farm has drastically changed and how it’s stayed the same as agricultural practices have evolved. Click here to see the video of his presentation at TED@Unilever, a TED-curated event featuring speakers from around the community. Click … Read More »

Group of ASA Recruiters Enjoy Savannah Hospitality and History

The 2014 ASA Recruiter Reward Trip to Savannah, Ga. took place Nov. 18-21. The trip was a reward for high achievement by volunteers in membership recruitment. Participating volunteer recruiters and their guests were Jerry and Mary Lou Bambauer (OH), Mark and Bonnie Brown (MN), John Buck (OH), Jim and Jan Miller (NE), Harvey and Mary … Read More »

ASA Brings Succession Planning Workshops for Farmers to Moline, Ill.

Are you concerned about protecting your family farm’s legacy? Planning for your farm’s future, or succession planning, is more than just creating a will. If you want to transfer your farm to the next generation, they’ll need the right leadership and business management skills to ensure financial security. Now you can learn more about how … Read More »