Archive for January, 2015

ASA Questions EPA Priorities on Renewable Fuel Standard

ASA and industry partners at the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) called attention earlier this week to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) poorly timed announcement they will approve an application allowing Argentina to streamline their Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) eligibility and compliance, opening the U.S. market to a potential flood of Argentinian biodiesel. ASA and NBB … Read More »

Soy Growers: Contact Your Senators for Letter Urging EPA to Finalize Biodiesel RVOs for 2014, 2015 and 2016

ASA requests that soybean farmers contact their Senators and urge them to sign on letter being circulated in the Senate calling for the EPA to quickly finalize strong biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014, 2015 and 2016.  The letter is being circulated by Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Charles … Read More »

National Waterways Foundation Commissioned-Study Examines Economic Impact of Increased Investment in Inland Waterways System

The success of the American soybean farmer, and the broader economy, relies on inland waterway system—which provides close proximity to productive farm ground and the ability to accommodate commercial traffic. But the condition of the nation’s locks and dams continues to deteriorate due to underinvestment of federal funding. The National Waterways Foundation (NWF) recently commissioned and … Read More »

20th Commodity Classic Kicks Off in Just One Month in Phoenix

Soybean farmers searching for a place to mingle with other growers and participate in hands-on learning experiences with new technology—need look no farther than Phoenix, Ariz. this spring. The 20th Commodity Classic—the nation’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show—opens in just one month in Phoenix, Arizona, the site of the very first Commodity Classic … Read More »

Register Now: ASA Soy Social and Auction Includes Meridian New Titan SR2 Seed Tender, Henry Big Boy Lever Rifle .45 Long Colt

If you’re looking for new equipment for spring planting or a new rifle to add to your collection—don’t miss ASA’s Soy Social and Auction in February. A Meridian New Titan SR2 Seed Tender and Henry Big Boy Lever Rifle .45 Long Colt are just a few of the numerous items ASA is offering a chance … Read More »

Farmer Feature: Iowa Farmer Supports WSF Mission to Reduce Malnutrition

Larry and Jan Marek live on a family farm in Iowa, established in 1896 and today known as Marek Land and Livestock. The couple operates the farms along with sons Tim and Brad, on land ranging from prairie to transitional, with an acre base of four sections. The enterprise has had steady, sustainable growth, and uses various … Read More »

New Aquaculture Handbook is a Tool for Improving Pakistani Farmer Incomes and Food Security

Pakistan’s fish farmers and entire aquaculture industry have a new resource to encourage success. The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) produced the Aquaculture Handbook—Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistan, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded FEEDing Pakistan project.The handbook, released this week at a launching ceremony in Karachi, … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Participate in School Feeding Training in Cote d’Ivoire on Use of Textured Vegetable Protein

WISHH joined the National School Feeding Program (DCS) in Cote d’Ivoire to conduct training on the use of Textured Vegetable Protein this week. M&E Manager YEO Yanou, WISHH Regional Director for Africa Josh Neiderman, DCS Director Mdm. Kone, and WISHH Francophone Africa consultant Mamadou Bousso during the TVP training in Cote d’Ivoire. The DCS plans to … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Organizes Myanmar Soy Food Seminar

The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) organized a seminar in Yangon this week to discuss U.S. cooperative efforts, using soy in corporate responsibility programs and several other issues. More than 70 people from the Myanmar food processing industry, U.S. government and local organizations attended the seminar, endorsed by the … Read More »

ASA Ratchets Up Pressure on Unions, Ports to Resolve West Coast Slowdown

The American Soybean Association (ASA), along with more than 90 fellow farm and food organizations, called on representatives on both sides of the labor dispute impacting operations at five west coast ports to come to the bargaining table and resolve the issue that threatens the supply chain continuity for countless U.S. agricultural commodities. Not only … Read More »