Archive for August, 2017

ASA Takes on Farm Progress Show 2017 with Help from

American Soybean Association (ASA) farmer leaders have been in Decatur, Ill. all this week, interacting with fellow farmers, members of Congress and administration officials, media and industry partners at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. The leadership team of President Ron Moore, Vice President John Heisdorffer and Chairman Richard Wilkins spent three days at the annual … Read More »

Soy Growers Call for a Strong Farm Bill at House Ag Committee Listening Session

The House Agriculture Committee hosted a farm bill listening session on day two of Farm Progress this year, where members of the ag community were invited to provide testimony relating to the upcoming farm bill. Speaking to the committee, American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Illinois farmer Ron Moore called for a strong farm bill … Read More »

Soy Growers Respond to USDA’s Request for Input on Biotech Disclosure Law

The American Soybean Association (ASA), along with other members of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF), submitted comments last week to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in response to the questions that were posted online regarding the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. ASA and CFSAF will continue to engage with the administration as … Read More »

Case Studies Show Big Economic Benefits of Soil Health Practices

Information provided by the National Association of Conservation Districts. Soil health practices such as cover crops and no-till can result in an economic return of over $100 per acre, according to a set of case studies jointly released by the National Association of Conservation Districts and Datu Research, LLC. The American Soybean Association (ASA) provided … Read More »

ASA to Take Part in Farm Bill Listening Session at Farm Progress Show

American Soybean Association (ASA) President Ron Moore, Vice President John Heisdorffer and Chairman Richard Wilkins will be on hand in Decatur, Ill., next week for the House Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill Listening Session. Held on Wednesday, Aug.  30 at Richland Community College, in conjunction with the 2017 Farm Progress Show, the listening session is an … Read More »

WOTUS Withdrawal Comment Deadline Extended to Sept. 27

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced late last week an extension of the comment deadline on the Trump Administration’s formal intent to repeal the Waters of the United States rule. The new deadline is Sept. 27. The American Soybean Association (ASA) supports the administration’s steps to withdraw the rule and in June, called the … Read More »

ASAAP Meeting Focuses on Regulations and Sustainability

Members of the American Soybean Association (ASA) Action Partnership (ASAAP) met in Essex, Vt. to discuss issues, regulations and policy affecting the soybean industry. In addition to ASA policy updates and an industry forum, panels focused on agriculture sustainability, GMO labeling and the initial debate in Vermont, and tax reform and its affects on agriculture. … Read More »

Issue Update: Countervailing Duties on Biodiesel Imports

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced this week the preliminary determination in favor of countervailing duties on subsidized biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. The Commerce Department found that Argentina and Indonesia provide subsidies to their biodiesel producers in violation of international trade rules. In addition, Commerce found “critical circumstances” to address the post-petition surge … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Travels to Kansas State University for Collaboration Meetings

The American Soybean Association World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) Asia Division Director Alan F. Poock traveled to Kansas State University this week for meetings with various programs, including Feed the Future innovation labs. Keenan McRoberts, ASA/WISHH new business development manager, participated remotely. Poock met with the United States Agency for International Development … Read More »

Catch ASA and Kubota if You Can at Farm Progress 2017!

Next week, the American Soybean Association’s top three leaders will be available at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill., to talk trade, Farm Bill, biodiesel, regulation, transportation and the broad range of policy issues facing soybean farmers today. Also, thanks to our partners at Kubota, ASA President Ron Moore, Vice President John Heisdorffer … Read More »