Archive for June, 2016

Tell Us Your Conservation Story and You Could Be a Winner

Share the story of how conservation is part of your farm operation, and you could be the next winner of a Conservation Legacy Award. This awards program showcases farm management practices of U.S. soybean producers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable. All U.S. soybean farmers are eligible to enter to win a Conservation Legacy … Read More »

Senate to Vote on GMO Bill Next Week! Have You Contacted Your Senators?

In a 68-29 vote Wednesday night, the GMO labeling compromise from Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow passed its first test in the form of a procedural vote. Now, the bill will come before the full Senate on Wednesday afternoon, followed by a likely final vote next Friday. We are extraordinarily … Read More »

Soybean Industry Takes Part in Biodiesel Meetings in Washington

The soybean industry played a major role in the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) membership meeting this week in Washington, D.C. Two primary policy priorities were the focus of the meeting– the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements and the biodiesel tax credit. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator Janet McCabe addressed the group and provided … Read More »

Soybean Farmers, Stakeholders Urged to Submit Comments on Biodiesel Volumes

The American Soybean Association (ASA) urges all members and state soybean associations to submit comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the Proposed Rule for biodiesel volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The deadline for comments to EPA is July 11. Instructions for submitting comments are provided at the Soy Action … Read More »

Urge Your Member of Congress to Co-Sponsor the Biodiesel Tax Credit

Soy growers are encouraged to contact their members of the U.S. House of Representatives and urge them to cosponsor the Biodiesel Tax Credit legislation in the House and Senate. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) introduced updated legislation (HR 5240) in the U.S. House of Representatives to extend the biodiesel tax credit … Read More »

Commodity Classic Staff Presents on Show’s Evolution at Conference

Commodity Classic staff was invited to make a 75-minute presentation this week at the Professional Convention Management Association (PMCA) Education Conference. Commodity Classic staff members Dave Buchholz and Peggy Findley presented on improving the brand experience throughout all aspects of a trade show or convention—using the evolution of the Commodity Classic brand experience and brand … Read More »

Study Finds Biodiesel Industry Supports Nearly 48,000 Jobs

Information provided by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Nearly 100 biodiesel industry leaders are converging on Capitol Hill Tuesday to call for strong clean-fuels policy as a new study found that the industry is supporting nearly 48,000 jobs nationwide. The study, which conducted by LMC International, found that the 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable … Read More »

Soyfoods Help Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

Information courtesy of Soyfoods Association of North America Colon cancer is the third most prevalent cancer in the world, but lifestyle and diet can play important roles in prevention.  A meta-analysis published in Scientific Reports analyzed the relationship between soy isoflavone – or plant phytoestrogens – consumed through soyfoods or supplements and risk of colon … Read More »

Long-term Soy Consumption Protects Against Breast Cancer-Promoting Genes

Information courtesy of Soyfoods Association of North America Soyfoods have demonstrated anti-cancer properties such as regulating cell growth and programming the death of mutated cells. Researchers from Vanderbilt University studied genes and RNA fragments in tumor tissue of about 300 patients with triple-negative breast cancer to see if eating soyfoods long term had an impact. … Read More »

Video: Vice Chair Dean Coleman Shares How WISHH Leverages State Checkoff Funds

In a new video, World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Vice Chairman Dean Coleman shares how WISHH leverages state soybean checkoff funds to expand trade for U.S. soybeans. Click here to view! Coleman, an Iowa soybean grower and American Soybean Association (ASA) director, describes how WISHH secured funding from the U.S. Department of … Read More »