Archive for December, 2018

Trump Signed, Farm Bill Sealed and Delivered

The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauds President Trump and Members of the House and Senate for quickly finalizing the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.” ASA leaders Davie Stephens, president and Kentucky soy grower, and John Heisdorffer, chairman and grower from Iowa, were among those attending the farm bill signing ceremony Thursday afternoon at the White … Read More »

ASA Provides Technical Assistance to Myanmar Tofu Companies

Dr. Suresh Itapu, a soyfood technical consultant, is spending the week in Myanmar providing technical assistance and follow-up support to the tofu companies on the benefits of using U.S. food grade soybeans. The tofu companies were participants of this year’s Quality Samples Program (QSP), where they received seven different varieties of U.S. food grade soybeans from … Read More »

ASA Submits Comments to Defense Logistics Agency on Soy in Military Dining

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and an expanded coalition of more than 20 stakeholders submitted comments to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) as part of an ongoing effort to maintain use of soy in military dining. This critical effort is now being joined by farm groups and food companies who recognize the lack of a … Read More »

Soybean Farmers Thankful for Final Installment of Market Facilitation Aid

U.S. soybean farmers welcomed news from President Trump Monday confirming a second payment under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Market Facilitation Program. “Soy growers are very thankful that President Trump understands the need for this payment on the full 2018 production and that the Administration will deliver the second half of the aid … Read More »

Soybean Growers Support USDA’s Bioengineered Food Disclosure Rule

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its final rule for implementing the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS), which will inform consumers of the presence of bioengineered genetic material in their food. “Soybean farmers are pleased that USDA took the time to do this rule the right way. We believe that it allows … Read More »

Soybean Growers Encouraged by China Sales, but Need Second Aid Payment

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is encouraged by news this week that buyers in China have made purchases of U.S. soybeans. U.S. soybean sales to China were suspended earlier this year as trade relations between the countries faltered under the current tariff war. Davie Stephens, ASA President and a grower from Clinton, Ky., said, “This … Read More »

House & Senate Approve Farm Bill—and Soy Growers Approve the Quick Progress!

ASA congratulates the House and Senate Agriculture Committees and Congressional leadership on both chambers’ quick actions to approve the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” or Farm Bill.  ASA now encourages the President to act quickly, in turn. “We are so pleased that the Senate and now the House have acted so swiftly to approve this … Read More »

Soybean Growers Appreciative of WOTUS Announcement

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers have developed a proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that takes into account comments by ASA and other impacted stakeholders that aim to protect our waterways while offering a workable solution for farmers. Soybean … Read More »

Soy Growers Pleased With Stability & Support New Farm Bill Will Provide

ASA today congratulated the House and Senate Agriculture Committees and Congressional leadership on release of a conference report that reflects a broad consensus of support for the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.” ASA strongly supports this legislation and urges the House and Senate to approve it this week so it can be enacted before Congress … Read More »

ASA WISHH Deepens Aquaculture Programming in Cambodia

ASA’s Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST) Project made progress as Chief of Party Jim Hershey spent most of November in Southeast Asia meeting with project partners, fish producers and feed mills that buy U.S. soybean meal, such as CP Foods. The largest feed mill and poultry producer in Cambodia, CP imports about 50,000 … Read More »