Archive for September, 2018

Soy Family Participates in Taiwan Goodwill Mission and Signing Ceremony

U.S. soybean farmers have been present and active developing demand and utilization of soy in Taiwan for nearly 50 years. During a Washington visit this week, Yau-Kuen Hung, chairman of the Taiwan Vegetable Association and Wade Cowan, past president of the American Soybean Association, signed a commitment by the Taiwan soy industry to purchase an … Read More »

Soy Leaders Talk Trade in the News

Here’s a look at soy leaders talking trade in the news this week: ASA Concerned About Long-Term Consequences Of Trade War  ASA Using #NeedNAFTA To Promote Trade  Trade War May Impact 2019 Soybean Plantings

Farm Bill Unlikely Before Lame Duck Session

With the end of Fiscal Year 2018 approaching this weekend, time will run out on the farm bill. Major programs, including crop insurance and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, will continue because they are permanently authorized and funded. The 2014 Act also provides funding through the marketing year for 2018 program crops, but … Read More »

ASA Joins Effort to Ensure Appropriations Bills Don’t Undermine BE Disclosure Law

Late last week, American Soybean Association (ASA) joined others in the ag value chain on a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership on a provision impacting the disclosure of bioengineered (BE) food. The House and Senate are conferencing their respective versions of the appropriations bill and the letter aims to ensure that the … Read More »

USB Proactive in Conveying Safety of U.S. Soy Meal, Monitoring Foreign Swine Disease Outbreaks

United Soybean Board (USB) has been monitoring for weeks a recent outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Chinese herds, which has subsequently been confirmed in parts of Western Europe. There are no reports of ASF in the United States, but USB is encouraging U.S. pork producers to practice extra care with imported meal or … Read More »

WISHH Protein Workshop Participants Predict Increased Trade with U.S.

Participants in ASA/WISHH’s Affordable Protein Supply: Solving the Institutional Meals Puzzle Workshop foresee increased trade with the United States as a result of WISHH’s event. WISHH convened the Indiana Soybean Alliance-supported Workshop at Purdue University in August and participant survey results are in, showing potential for increased inclusion of U.S. soy in institutional meals abroad. … Read More »

Escalating Trade War with China Will Increase Damage to American Soybean Farmers

The Administration’s decision to impose 10 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports—and China’s subsequent retaliation on $60 billion of U.S. products—deepens and prolongs the trade war between the two countries, posing even more adverse consequences for American soybean farmers. Davie Stephens, a soybean grower from Clinton, Kentucky, and American Soybean Association … Read More »

Additional Tariffs on China Will Escalate Effect on American Beans

President Donald Trump announced this week that the U.S. will impose 10 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports next Monday. That 10 percent is slated to rise to 25 percent in January. China has already vowed to retaliate, and the President has said that, should it do so, he would impose … Read More »

WISHH Hosts Nigerian Fish Feed Workshop

The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) organized a fish feed and management workshop in Ibadan, Nigeria at the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture this week. The workshop was funded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Emerging Markets Program, and provided WISHH with important insight, which will … Read More »

American Soybean Association Seeks Candidates for Soy Scholarship

The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to give a scholarship to a high school senior interested in pursuing agriculture. The Soy Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time award presented to a high school senior who plans to pursue agriculture as an area of study at any accredited college or university in the 2019-20 academic year. The … Read More »