Archive for February, 2015

Register to Tailgate Before Soy Social and Auction

Kick-off the 2015 Soy Social and Auction festivities by getting your game face on at the tailgating party on Thursday, Feb. 26 outside the Sheraton Phoenix Ballroom. Sponsored by Farm Credit, the pre-game activities at 4:30-6 p.m. include drinks and snacks before the auction begins. The menu features baked pretzels, buttery popcorn and mixed gourmet … Read More »

ASA Points to Truck Weight Limit Study, Urges Congress to Include Increased Truck Capacity and Efficiency in 2015 Highway Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is touting a research project released yesterday by the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) that examines the effects of increasing truck weight limits on federal highways. The project, titled, “Heavier Semis: A Good Idea?” was funded by the soybean checkoff and is an update of a 2009 report that looks at … Read More »

ASA Partners with PrecisionAg Institute for 2nd Big Data Workshop

ASA joined with the PrecisionAg Institute on Feb. 16, for a Big Data Workshop at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.  The event attracted 200 farmers, industry suppliers, ag retailers, government agency officials and consultants. The workshop began with opening remarks from ASA Director Jerry Bambauer (OH) and Ohio Agribusiness Association President and CEO Chris … Read More »

Soy Growers Discuss Regulatory Challenges, Stepping-Up Consumer Engagement at Annual NOPA Meeting

Leaders in the oilseed industry met this week to discuss key issues, including regulatory challenges and consumer education. ASA’s Executive Committee joined USB, USSEC and oilseed processor leaders for the annual National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) meeting in California, where discussion included the global economy, engaging consumers and implications of the 2014 mid-term elections. One positive … Read More »

Support Needed for Bipartisan House Resolution to Address West Coast Ports Slowdown

Congressmen introduced a House resolution last week, calling on the ILWU and PMA to conclude their negotiations as the work slowdown at ports along the west coast has a crippling effect on the nation’s farm exports and industries across the country. Reps. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.), Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) and Jim Costa (D-Calif.) … Read More »

32 Senators Call for Strong Biodiesel RFS

Following up on ASA’s effort to engage lawmakers in the call for stronger biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a bipartisan group of 32 senators wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy last week, urging the quick finalization of the biodiesel Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) for 2014, 2015 and 2016. EPA is more than … Read More »

Soy Social and Auction Online Registration Closes Today

Online registration for the Soy Social and Auction closes Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.  Registration reopens on-site at Commodity Classic beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 from 7 a.m. to noon at the SoyPAC registration desk located in the Phoenix Convention Center, Lower Level Exhibit … Read More »

USDA Secretary to Keynote Commodity Classic

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will make his sixth visit to Commodity Classic, the annual convention and trade show for soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum growers. The secretary will deliver a keynote address to several thousand farmers and ag allies during the event’s General Session, to be held Friday, Feb. 27, in Phoenix, Ariz.   … Read More »

Send ASA Your Soy Shots for Spring ‘American Soybean’ Magazine

Winter is almost over and we’re anxious to see signs of spring on your farm. Send ASA your photos as you start to prepare your machinery and fields for planting season—or if you capture any other signs of spring on your farm and you could be featured in Soy Shots of the May edition of … Read More »

Stop at Booth #516 at Commodity Classic Next Week to ‘Find Your Farm’ and Win Prizes

The World Soy Foundation (WSF) will be at Booth #516 next week for Commodity Classic, and we look forward to seeing all our friends in ag while we’re there!  Stop by and see us to enter to win a Rolly-X Children’s Pedal Tractor & Trailer or $200 Travel Voucher to put toward a trip of … Read More »