Archive for February, 2016

ASA Supports Roberts Bill to Set GMO Labeling Standard

The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed legislation introduced Friday by Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts that would establish a national framework for the labeling of foods containing bioengineering. The legislation comes as a result of extensive work between ASA and fellow members of the Coalition for Safe, Affordable Food and Senate leadership, and reflects the … Read More »

GMO Advocacy to Play Central Role at Commodity Classic

With legislation to set a national labeling standard for bioengineered food making its way through the Senate Agriculture Committee next week, the effort to communicate soybean farmer priorities to Capitol Hill on the topic will be front and center at the annual Commodity Classic in New Orleans. ASA will make the bill and the corresponding … Read More »

ASA Booth at Commodity Classic to Shine Spotlight on Key Soybean Issues

At next week’s Commodity Classic trade show in New Orleans, attendees will have an opportunity to look first hand at how various issues impact the soybean industry, all without leaving the trade show floor. New this year, the ASA Issues Spotlights are short, 20-minute segments devoted to exploring in understandable terms the issues that ASA … Read More »

Senate Committee Holds RFS Hearing

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held an oversight hearing on February 24th on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  Those testifying at the hearing were Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation for the EPA; Howard Gruenspecht, Deputy Administrator at the Energy Information Administration; Lucian Pugliaresi, president of the … Read More »

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Water Resources Development Programs

On February 24th, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources held a hearing to review the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) efforts on water resources development projects and the reports that go with them. The USACE is criticized for lengthy processes and projects, including taking decades to complete preliminary feasibility studies.  The … Read More »

New Rules on Cargo Weights Could Impact U.S. Exports

New rules scheduled to take effect in July of 2016 could adversely affect export cargo shippers. While it may primarily impact container cargo, it could significantly impact the soybean industry’s livestock customers as well as some soybean exports directly, similar to the disruption experienced at West Coast ports during the labor dispute last year. The … Read More »

Download the Commodity Classic App!

Everything you need to know about the 2016 Commodity Classic can now be held in the palm of your hand. The mobile app for the 2016 Commodity Classic, 2016, in New Orleans, Louisiana, is now available for download for iOS iPhone and iPad devices, Android phone and tablets and other mobile devices. With the mobile … Read More »

Still Time! Register Now for the 2016 ASA Soy Social & Auction

Online registration is available until 3 p.m. CST, Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 for the the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) Soy Social & Auction on March 3 at Commodity Classic in New Orleans. To register on site, please visit the SoyPAC desk , in Hall G, near registration at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Be a part … Read More »

ASA Kudos this Week…Brad Kremer

Kudos go to Brad Kremer, Pittsville, Wis., who recently shared a heartfelt video on his Facebook page thanking farmers for all that they do. Thank you for sharing a glimpse of farm life, continuing to support the farming industry and future growers. Click here to watch the video! Brad actively looks for opportunity to tell … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Hosts Team from Pakistan for Aquaculture Training

Last week the American Soybean Association/World Initiative for Soy in Human Health program (ASA/WISHH) brought a team from Pakistan to Kansas State University as part of the USDA funded FEEDing Pakistan project. The course, led by KSU’s International Grains Program and funded by the Kansas Soybean Commission, was focused on soy-based feed manufacturing and the nutritional … Read More »