Archive for January, 2018

ASA Applauds President’s Commitment to Infrastructure Improvements

The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauded the priority placed on improving the nation’s infrastructure in President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address this week. ASA President John Heisdorffer, a soybean farmer from Keota, Iowa, said that the president’s commitment to work with Congress to fashion an initiative that will generate $1.5 trillion in … Read More »

Soy Leaders Recognized for Impact on Biodiesel Industry

During the annual National Biodiesel Board (NBB) conference this week, former American Soybean Association (ASA) CEO and current U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Steve Censky was presented with the Pioneer Award for his role and many years of support for the U.S. biodiesel industry. As the long-time CEO of ASA, Censky was instrumental … Read More »

Soy Growers, Industry Leaders Discuss RFS, Tax Credit at National Biodiesel Conference

Representatives from the soybean industry attended the annual National Biodiesel Board (NBB) conference this week, participating in discussions on the challenges and uncertainty with federal policy priorities, such as the annual Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) volumes, future threats to the RFS, the biodiesel tax credit, and trade cases to address imports of subsidized foreign biodiesel. … Read More »

Soy Growers Urge Congress to Pass Tax Extenders

Soy growers are urging Congress to pass a seamless multi-year extension of the “tax extenders” as soon as possible. The American Soybean Association (ASA) joined a range of several business, transportation, energy and ag stakeholders in a letter this week to both House and Senate leaders, stating the extension of these tax provisions is vital … Read More »

Senate Hearing to Explore Opportunities to Support Domestic Seafood Through Aquaculture

Next week, a Senate hearing will explore future possibilities of domestic aquaculture. Sen. John Thune, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will convene the hearing titled, “Growing the Future: Opportunities to Support Domestic Seafood Through Aquaculture,” at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Witnesses: Dr. Kelly Lucas, director of the Marine Aquaculture … Read More »

Celebrate Soy Leaders with Food, Stories from American Farmers

If you’re attending Commodity Classic this year, don’t miss out on a night of celebrating soy leaders with dinner, awards and a look at rural America through one photographer’s lens. Join the American Soybean Association (ASA) for the annual ASA Awards Banquet during Commodity Classic on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m., with a cocktail … Read More »

January 29 Last Chance to Avoid Late Registration Fees for Commodity Classic

Only a few days remain to take advantage of standard registration fees for the 2018 Commodity Classic to be held Feb. 27-March 1, in Anaheim, Calif. The last day regular registration fees are in effect is Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Late registration fees will apply after that date. Hotel group rates are also guaranteed through … Read More »

Commodity Classic Offers Wide Range of Unique Anaheim Area Tours

Attendees at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, Calif., can make their experience even more memorable by signing up for one or more of the fascinating tours available during the event. These optional tours provide the opportunity to discover even more about the history, attractions and culture of Southern California—and this year’s tour schedule is … Read More »

ASA/WISHH Committee Member Gast Travels to Cambodia and Myanmar

A North Dakota soybean grower traveled to Cambodia and Myanmar in mid-January to learn more about these two emerging markets and to meet with current and potential customers of U.S. soybeans. Matt Gast, an American Soybean Association (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) committee member and North Dakota Soybean Council Board Member, … Read More »

Marypat Corbett Joins ASA/WISHH as Program Specialist

Marypat Corbett recently joined the American Soybean Association (ASA) as the program specialist for the World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH).  She came to WISHH after five years with the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). where she directed the international soy food and oil marketing strategy, promoting the use of U.S. soy as … Read More »