Biodiesel

Soybean Growers Testify in Support of Sustainable Fuels Bills to Promote Investment in New Environmentally Sound Uses of Soybeans

American Soybean Association (ASA) Chairman Mike Yost testified today in support of the National Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals of 1999 Act (H.R. 2827). During testimony before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Risk Management, Research and Specialty Crops, Yost said that the bill, introduced by Representative Tom Ewing (R-IL), would promote research and help bring new … Read More »

ASA Welcomes USDA Decision to Buy 20,000 Gallons of Biodiesel

Unprecedented Purchase Sets Challenge for All Government Agencies The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased with Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman’s announcement yesterday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will purchase an unprecedented level of 20,000 gallons of biodiesel this year. ASA Chairman Mike Yost, a soybean producer from Murdock, Minn., participated in the ceremony … Read More »

New Legislation to Allow Biodiesel Use in Clean Air Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauds new pro-biodiesel legislation introduced by Representatives John Shimkus (R-IL) and Karen McCarthy (D-MO) during the final hours before the U.S. House of Representatives adjourned on August 6. Shimkus and McCarthy introduced H.R. 2788 to allow biodiesel to compete for funds in the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program. … Read More »

ASA Announces Essential Provisions for a 1999 Farm Relief Plan

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has made public a list of necessary provisions that it believes must be included as part of a 1999 farm relief plan. ASA approved these measures at it recently-concluded Board of Directors meeting in Saint Louis. ASA’s announcement comes in advance of an Agricultural Appropriations vote in the United States … Read More »

ASA Welcomes Biodiesel Rules Release from Department of Energy

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased with the interim final rule to allow public vehicle fleets to earn credits under the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 1992 by using a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel, commonly called (B-20), that the Department of Energy (DOE) released yesterday. Passage of B-20 … Read More »

ASA Requests USDA Action on Foreign Assistance Programs and Use of Biodiesel Fuels in Government Vehicles

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has appealed to Agricultural Secretary Dan Glickman requesting that USDA initiate a $1 billion purchase and donation foreign assistance program for soybeans, soybean meal, and soybean oil using CCC Charter Act and Section 416(b) authorities. ASA also is asking that the government introduce biodiesel-blended fuels in at least 50 percent … Read More »

ASA Voting Delegates Approve Resolutions Changes

American Soybean Association producer leaders, voting delegates and other members convened at the fourth annual Commodity Classic to review and amend ASA’s Resolutions for 1999-2000. During an open resolutions session, voting delegates approved changes and additions that primarily revolved around trade policy, domestic market promotion, transportation, crop insurance, energy policies and conservation and natural resources. … Read More »

Congress Approves Biodiesel EPACT Legislation

Congress completed approval of legislation today that will allow public vehicle fleets to earn credits under the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 1992 by using a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel, commonly called (B-20). The American Soybean Association (ASA) had made passage of the legislation one of its top priorities … Read More »

House Approves Biodiesel Legislation Sought by ASA

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is delighted that the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on September 28 to allow public vehicle fleets to earn credits under the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) of 1992 by using a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel, commonly called (B-20). “Bipartisan House approval of biodiesel … Read More »

ASA Biodiesel Legislation Included in Farm Aid Package

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that the farm aid package put forth by Republican congressional leaders includes legislation that will allow vehicle fleets regulated under the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to earn credits toward meeting EPACT requirements by operating on a 20/80 percent blend of biodiesel/diesel fuel. “Biodiesel is a viable alternative … Read More »