Archive for December, 2015

A Look Back at a Successful 2015 for Soybean Farmers

Hello members of the American Soybean Association, As 2015 nears a close and we take stock of strides that we have made on behalf of soybean farmers, we have much for which to be thankful. We want to tell each of you how much we value your support of our organization and your dedication to … Read More »

Holiday Greetings from ASA President Richard Wilkins

The holiday season is a busy time of year. Decorating the tree, last minute shopping for items to represent our fondness for friends and family, baking cookies and treats and the soul searching anticipation on Christmas morning, wondering whether or not you’ll find a sock full of coal. One of the things I cherish most … Read More »

Sam Butler, At-Large Member • New Hope, Ala.

Sam Butler, At-Large Member • New Hope, Ala. Sam Butler, a soybean farmer from New Hope, Ala., is an At-Large Member of the Governing Committee.

Kevin Scott, At-Large Member • Valley Springs, S.D.

Kevin Scott, At-Large Member • Valley Springs, S.D. Kevin Scott, a soybean farmer from Valley Springs, S.D., is an At-Large Member of the Governing Committee. He has served on the ASA Board of Directors since 2012. He also served on the South Dakota Soybean Association for 10 years, including a term as that association’s president. … Read More »

Congress Passes Tax Extenders, Omnibus

ASA is proud to announce that Congress concluded its work for the year by passing an omnibus appropriations bill and a package of tax provisions in a series of votes last week. Both pieces of legislation include items of significant interest and impact to soybean farmers, and below is a summary of the two bills. … Read More »

ASA Supports RCF and EEZ Aquaculture Programs

The American Soybean Association (ASA) recently sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 9, in support of the Rose Canyon Fisheries (RCF) application for permits to operate a commercial aquaculture farm in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the coast of San Diego. For many years, ASA has been a strong … Read More »

ASA Kudos this Week…Jenny Rohrich

Kudos goes to Jenny Rohrich, of Ashley, N.D., for posting on Facebook about her meet up with another ASA Advocacy and Communications Team (ACT) member Brad Kremer and showing us how to use farm fresh ingredients to make amazing treats! Check out Jenny’s blog Prairie Californian and follow her on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you … Read More »

ASA Disappointed in Nairobi WTO Results

Following the conclusion of the World Trade Organization’s Nairobi Ministerial this past weekend, the American Soybean Association (ASA) expresses its disappointment with the decision to allow the continued use of export subsidies by developing nations. Specifically, ASA is disappointed that the agreement on export competition reached at the WTO Ministerial in Nairobi will allow developing … Read More »

ASA and Fellow Farm Groups Press EPA on Enlist Duo Scrutiny

In a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy today, the American Soybean Association (ASA) worked with a coalition of major farm groups in pressing the agency to withdraw its request to vacate the registration for Dow’s Enlist Duo herbicide, highlighting the urgent need for new modes of action to tackle resistant weeds on … Read More »

Ron Moore, President • Roseville, Ill.

Ron Moore, President • Roseville, Ill. Ron Moore, a farmer from Roseville, Ill., is president of the American Soybean Association (ASA). He previously served as vice president and secretary of ASA. He is a past chairman of the Illinois Soybean Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and … Read More »