Archive for March, 2017

ASA Welcomes EPA Chlorpyrifos Decision

The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed news yesterday from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the agency would deny a petition to remove the crop protection tool chlorpyrifos from the market. ASA President and Roseville, Ill., soybean farmer Ron Moore issued a statement highlighting the science-based nature of EPA’s action and calling on EPA … Read More »

Emails Needed in Support of Office of Pesticide Programs Funding

A reminder that emails are still needed to ensure that funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs is funded at the levels required by law. At the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) request, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) are leading an effort for the House’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget. … Read More »

Farm Groups Support Estate Tax Repeal

The American Soybean Association (ASA) was among 32 agricultural groups that signed onto a letter to House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) indicating support for full repeal of the estate tax. The groups urged that the estate tax repeal be included in any tax reform package passed … Read More »

ASAAP Meeting Focuses on Trade

Members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) Action Partnership (ASAAP) met in Washington, D.C. last week for discussion focused on trade and market access. The meeting included the Canadian, Mexican and Asia Pacific perspectives. Additionally, members engaged in industry dialogue and updates. The ASA Action Partnership (ASAAP) is a collaborative effort of all soybean industry sectors … Read More »

Ohio Soy Grower Shares U.S. Sustainability Story at Seafood Expo North America

  The U.S. soybean farmers were well represented at the recent Seafood Expo North America (SENA) in Boston, Mass. American Soybean Association (ASA) Director, Jeff Sollars, from Ohio, helped share the sustainable story of U.S. soy and the value it brings to aquaculture during the event. The SENA show hosts more than 21,000 participants from 130 … Read More »

ASA’s Moore Testifies on Title I Programs Before House Ag Subcommittee

In testimony before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Tuesday, American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Illinois soybean farmer Ron Moore spoke on the need for robust programs within the risk management framework of the nation’s farm legislation. Moore contrasted the successful farm economic landscape in which the 2014 Farm … Read More »

ASA Supports National Biodiesel Board Anti-Dumping Petition

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has signaled its support for an anti-dumping and countervailing duty petition filed yesterday by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). The petition alleges that Argentine and Indonesian companies are flooding the U.S. market with dumped biodiesel—biodiesel sold at less than the cost of production—and subsidized biodiesel in violation of America’s trade … Read More »

Soy Growers Meet with Lawmakers, Administration Officials as part of March Board Fly-In

Members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) Board of Directors met in Washington with lawmakers and their staff, as well as officials within the Trump Administration, to advance soybean issue priorities during this week’s brief meeting and fly-in in the nation’s capital. During a meeting of the board earlier in the week, Craig Thorn, former U.S. … Read More »

Farmer-Leaders Graduate from Leadership At Its Best Program

Farmer-leaders from 13 states graduated from the 2016-17 American Soybean Association (ASA) Leadership At Its Best program this week near Washington, D.C. The Leadership At Its Best program is sponsored by Syngenta and develops valuable leadership, communication and advocacy skills in farmers who have already shown potential to be strong leaders through the positions they … Read More »

Soy Growers Urge Prompt Confirmation of Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Rep

Soy growers are urging a swift confirmation for U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) nominee Robert Lighthizer to keep U.S. trade moving forward. The American Soybean Association (ASA) and other groups signed a letter to Congress late last week, stating quick action is vital to “putting in place a U.S. government team that can robustly engage in … Read More »