Archive for December, 2016

Holiday Wishes from ASA President Ron Moore

As we celebrate the holiday season, please give thanks to our Creator for all the gifts that we enjoy: The joy of being with family and friends. The successful conclusion of another harvest. The faith that the coming year will be a bountiful one. The knowledge that we are kept safe by those who sacrifice much during this … Read More »

Soy Growers Urge Vice President-elect to Nominate Ag Experts to CFTC

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and other ag organizations earlier this week urged Vice President-elect Mike Pence to quickly fill the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) vacancies with individuals well versed in agriculture commodity markets and issues. In a letter, industry groups pointed to the opportunity of President-elect Donald Trump to make nominations for the … Read More »

Production Growth, Overseas Competition Demands Transportation Investment

In the aftermath of another historic soybean harvest, U.S. farmers continue to demonstrate their ability to respond to growing demand from domestic and international customers. However, this increased production requires a corresponding increase in transportation capacity to ensure the industry, and the individual farmer, remain profitable.  A recent study funded by the soybean checkoff offers … Read More »

WISHH Supports Sale of U.S. Soy to Cote d’Ivoire

The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program Executive Director Jim Hershey visited the Ivory Coast, West Africa on Monday to sign an agreement with Directorate of School Canteens,  (DSC)  the Ivorian Government’s school nutrition program. Thanks to $30,000 from the U.S. Soybean Export Council’s (USSEC) Internally Managed Funds … Read More »

ASA Welcomes Renee Munasifi as New Regulatory Affairs Manager

American Soybean Association (ASA) CEO Steve Censky announced today that Renee Munasifi has joined ASA as Regulatory Affairs Manager, based in the ASA’s Washington, D.C. office. “We are excited to welcome Renee to the ASA team,” said Censky. “Her previous experience working with Congress and at the USDA will play a major role in furthering … Read More »

WISHH Introduces New AMPLIFIES Project Leader to Team in Ghana

The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) Executive Director Jim Hershey was in Accra, Ghana this week with Ligaya Diaz, incoming chief of party for WISHH’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded Food for Progress poultry and feed project in Ghana. Diaz has worked on other USDA funded projects in … Read More »

Hoyer Testifies Before EPA Scientific Advisory Panel on Glyphosate

Wisconsin soybean grower Kevin Hoyer provided public comments on behalf of the American Soybean Association (ASA) in front of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientific advisory panel regarding the organization’s evaluation of the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate. “I want to impress upon the panel how important glyphosate is to pursue what I believe is our … Read More »

Congress Passes Continuing Resolution and Water Resources Bill

The U.S. Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government through April 28, 2017 and the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act before adjourning for the year late last week. The CR, in addition to maintaining funding for federal agencies and programs, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) also includes … Read More »

Debunk GMO Myths with the SciBabe at the 2017 Soybean Leadership College in St. Louis

Mark your calendars now—the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) annual Soybean Leadership College is kicking off the New Year in St. Louis Jan. 10 – 12, 2017. Soybean Leadership College provides current and future agricultural industry leaders with training to effectively promote the soybean industry, communicate key agricultural messages and work to expand U.S. soybean market … Read More »

Save the Date: ASA’s 2017 Soy Social & Auction

Mark Your Calendars now—we’re rounding up American Soybean Association (ASA) members for the 2017 Soy Social & Auction! Save the Date to “Rodeo in San Antonio” on Thursday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. Thank you to all of our sponsors this year: Premiere Sponsors: Syngenta and WinField United. Champion Sponsor: BNSF Railway Supporting Sponsor: Rabo … Read More »