Archive for May, 2018

Week 5: Soy Growers Recognize World Trade Month

See this week’s trade facts from the American Soybean Association (ASA) and U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC), in recognition of World Trade Month.

WISHH Analyzes Senegal Feed, Poultry Opportunities

The World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) obtained funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Emerging Markets Program (EMP) to analyze challenges and opportunities in the development of the feed and poultry sectors in Senegal. In partnership with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of USDA, WISHH is targeting Senegal to promote trade … Read More »

ASA Underscores Importance of U.S. Trade with China

The American Soybean Association (ASA) reiterated its significant concern with the Administration’s decision yesterday to move forward and apply a 25 percent tariff on nearly $50 billion in goods imported from China. The looming threat of tariffs creates uncertainty in the marketplace and for soy growers, whose livelihoods rely on the ability to export their … Read More »

ASA Hires New Director of Policy Communication

The American Soybean Association (ASA) announced today the selection of Wendy Brannen as director of policy communication, based in its Washington, D.C. office. “Wendy brings a breadth of knowledge and experience in agriculture, media and marketing to our communications team,” said ASA CEO Ryan Findlay. “We look to her leadership and innovative spirit to take … Read More »

ACTION ALERT: Farm Bill Outlook and How to Contact Congress

Following rejection of the House Agriculture Committee’s farm bill by the full House on a 198-213 vote last Friday, leadership decided not to return to the legislation until June 22. Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) announced on Monday that the House will first vote on an immigration bill sponsored by Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and … Read More »

UPDATE: U.S.-China Trade Relations

The Trump Administration announced on Sunday that it would hold off on imposing the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports amid ongoing negotiations. The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomes this announcement, and supports the meaningful progress the Administration has made to find a negotiated solution to the Section 301 concerns. President Trump also announced that … Read More »

Senate Committee Approves Record Infrastructure Funding

Both the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee marked up and passed their 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bills this week–with the Senate committee sending its $43.77 billion bill, including the largest ever funding level for Corps of Engineers, to the full chamber by a 30-1 vote. Both the … Read More »

Week 4: Soy Growers Recognize World Trade Month

See this week’s trade facts from the American Soybean Association (ASA) and U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC), in recognition of World Trade Month.

ASA Disappointed in House Failure to Pass Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) expressed deep disappointment with the U.S. House of Representatives failure today to pass H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. ASA calls on the U.S. House of Representatives to continue to work to seek passage of a Farm Bill this year to provide certainty and stability for growers. … Read More »

Poultry Feed Quality Improves Through ASA/WISHH’s AMPLIFIES Ghana Project

Feed millers in the West African country of Ghana have improved the quality of their feeds, thanks to the American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded AMPLIFIES Ghana Project. Feed experts from AMPLIFIES partner Kansas State University have trained feed millers like Alfred Okyere, who operates … Read More »