Archive for November, 2016

A Thanksgiving Message From ASA President Richard Wilkins

Dear Soy Family,  As we prepare to celebrate with our loved ones and reflect on what we’re thankful for this week—I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how grateful I am for all of your tireless work for the ag industry this past year, and for the opportunity to serve American soybean farmers as … Read More »

EPA Releases 2017-18 RFS Volumes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for 2017-18 this morning. There are positive aspects to the volumes they have announced, with the overall RFS increasing and the total Advanced Biofuels portion being increased above the levels in the Proposed Rule. The increased Advanced Biofuels volume requirements provide a … Read More »

American Soybean Association Welcomes Ruling in Federal Seed Protection Case

Following a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in the case of Anderson v. EPA this week, the American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed a significantly positive development in the ongoing fight to protect farmers’ rights to use proven-safe seed treatments. In the court, the ruling sided with EPA and … Read More »

Commodity Classic JV Committee Holds Planning Meeting for San Antonio

The Commodity Classic Joint Venture Committee gathered in St. Louis this week for a strategic planning meeting. The committee reviewed plans for the upcoming and highly anticipated Commodity Classic that will be held in San Antonio, March 2-4, 2017. Among other important business, the members reviewed and selected educational sessions that will be featured at the … Read More »

Soy Growers Work with House and Senate to Reinforce Commitment to Better U.S, China Biotechnology Process

As the U.S and China prepare for the upcoming Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), the American Soybean Association (ASA) worked with Members of the House and Senate to send letters to President Barack Obama, urging the administration to raise ongoing concerns regarding China’s biotechnology approval process. The letters recognize the gains the Obama … Read More »

ASA Director Cunningham Elected Vice Chairman of NBB

As always, the soybean industry was well represented and actively engaged in the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) membership meeting in St. Louis, Mo this week. During the meeting, American Soybean Association (ASA) Board member Mike Cunningham, of Illinois, was re-elected to the NBB Governing Board and was also elected to serve as the new vice … Read More »

Growers Encouraged to Respond to NASS Yield Survey

Now is the time to fill out your National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) yield surveys! In accordance with American Soybean Association (ASA) policy, we asked Farm Service Agency (FSA) to use Risk Management Agency (RMA) rather than NASS yields in determining payments under the county Agricultural Risk Coverage county option (ARC-CO). They decided not to … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Hosts Aquaculture Course in Pakistan

The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health program (ASA/WISHH) recently hosted a three day seminar in Pakistan on aquaculture and fish feed management. Part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded FEEDing Pakistan aquaculture project, the course was specifically developed for women studying fisheries and aquaculture at the Lahore College for … Read More »

Soy Growers Discuss Sustainability and U.S. Ag Outlook at Asia Subcontinent Trade Exchange

U.S. soy growers headed to Nepal this week for the first Asia Subcontinent Trade Exchange (ASC TE2016). ASC TE2016 is designed to provide information and interaction time to build trade relationships specific to the region, while also featuring substantial time for networking. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), along … Read More »

Soy Growers Visit With Largest Soy Importers in European Market

Information provided by USSEC American Soybean Association (ASA) Director Kevin Hoyer, from Wisconsin, recently joined the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) to meet the largest soy importers in the European market during the European Bourse trade show in Turin, Italy. Hoyer, along with United Soybean Board (USB) Director Belinda Burrier, from Maryland, joined USSEC Regional … Read More »