Archive for December, 2014

Register Now for the 2015 Soy Social and Auction

Registration for the ASA 2015 Soy Social and Auction is now open! Come join ASA and supporters as we come together for the 10th annual Soy Social and Auction, presenting the 2015 theme “Touchdown! Going All the Way for Soybeans.” The auction is on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Ariz. The American … Read More »

A Christmas Message from ASA President Wade Cowan

Dear ASA Members, This Christmas season, as we gather with family and friends, let us remember the reason we all celebrate.  While we take time to remember the gifts we all are so thankful to receive, we should also take time to remember those less fortunate than us and take this opportunity to give back … Read More »

A Look Back at the Policy Wins for ASA in 2014

The 113th Congress has the dubious distinction of being the second-least productive in history, surpassed only by the 112th Congress.  Gridlock between the Obama Administration, Senate Democrats, and House Republicans continued to bottle up nearly all of the legislation passed by one chamber but not the other.  The mid-term election campaigns preoccupied Members of Congress … Read More »

Deadline Extended for Comments on EPA Analysis of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment Efficacy

Earlier last week, EPA announced that it will extend the submission period for comments on its analysis of the efficacy of neonicotinoid seed treatments on soybean yield by 30 days. The original comment period was scheduled to close on Dec. 22, 2014. The extension notice will be published soon, but not by Monday, so EPA … Read More »

Iowa Soybean Association Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Information and photo courtesy of Iowa Soybean Association.  More than 400 farmers, industry and political leaders and industry stakeholders gathered for the Iowa Soybean Association’s (ISA) 50th Anniversary Symposium & Banquet. The program held Dec. 17-18 in Des Moines, focused on the past, present and future of the soybean industry, ISA and U.S. agriculture. ASA … Read More »

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the World Soy Foundation!

The holidays are upon us, and all of us here at the World Soy Foundation (WSF) wish each and every one of you a very happy, blessed holiday season! Farmers like you provide the foundation of our programming—thank you for being a part of our mission to reduce malnutrition through the power of soy. After … Read More »

Spa Getaways, Tropical Vacations and More Available for Bid at ASA’s Soy Social and Auction

Have you ever wanted to take a relaxing spa trip with an ocean view or a health spa getaway that refreshes your mind and body? ASA is offering a chance to bid on a spa getaway of your choice at the ASA Soy Social and Auction, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at Commodity Classic in Phoenix.  … Read More »

Commodity Classic: Check Out Updated Mobile App, Don’t Miss Early Registration

Mark your calendars now so you don’t miss the early registration deadline for the 20th Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Ariz. Feb. 26-28.  The money-saving early bird registration ends Jan. 15, 2015.  If you plan to attend the ASA Banquet, don’t delay, because although tickets are included with full registration, they are limited and available on … Read More »

House Majority Whip Highlights Report on Importance of Mississippi River System to U.S. Soybean Exports

A study titled “Emerging South American Competitiveness to U.S. Soybean Exports” was released this week by the International Business Committee of the World Trade Center of New Orleans (WTCNO) and the Big River Coalition. The purpose of the study is to bring attention to issues that threaten the United States’ position as a leader in … Read More »

N-CFAR Board Meets in Washington, Discusses Pollinators, Climate Change and More

ASA First Vice-President Richard Wilkins represented ASA at the 2014 annual board meeting of the National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research (N-CFAR). Among the speakers were USDA Under Secretary for Research Catherine Woteki and Jo Handelsman, Associate Director for Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Dr. Wotecki spoke … Read More »