News Releases

ASA Alerts U.S. Officials to Potential Non-Tariff Trade Barriers

ASA President David Erickson announced today that the American Soybean Association is extremely concerned that labeling proposals being considered by the European Union (EU) requiring identification of ingredients derived from genetically modified crops could create non-tariff barriers to U.S. exports to the EU. “ASA has led a group of 26 U.S. agricultural organizations urging Agriculture … Read More »

ASA Formally Opens Marketing Office in India

American Soybean Association First Vice President Mark Berg, United Soybean Board Asia Subcommittee Chair Don Latham, U.S. Ambassador to India Frank Wisner, and U.S. Ag Counsel Tom Pomeroy, along with a representative of USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, last week hosted a reception at the United States Embassy located here, to formally open the Association’s newest … Read More »

ASA/Zeneca Initiate Environmental Leadership Group

ASA and Zeneca Ag Products Company announced they are jointly initiating a new program called the ASA/Zeneca Environmental Leadership Group which will prepare a select group of Association leaders to represent ASA in matters pertaining to water quality, food safety, conservation compliance, property rights and endangered species. Legislative activities and policy initiatives focusing on environmental … Read More »

ASA/Monsanto Launch Association Leadership Training Program

ASA and Monsanto company announced they will partner on a National/State Board & Staff Leadership Training program for 1997. “The program calls for a comprehensive, educational and hands-on training experience that is ASA specific throughout its design, development and implementation,” stated Ron Eickhorst, ASA Corporate Relations Director. “We appreciate the support pledged by Monsanto to … Read More »

Nill Named Deputy Director, ASA International Marketing

ASA Executive Director for International Marketing Jim Guinn announced today that Kimball Nill has joined the American Soybean Association as Deputy Director for the International Marketing Department, a position previously held by Guinn. “Kimball brings to the ASA skills and experience that will strengthen the Association’s ability to successfully market U.S. soybeans and soybean products … Read More »

ASA Opens Marketing Office in India

Builds Future Demand For U.S. Soybeans The American Soybean Association announces the opening of its Asia Subcontinent Office in India and the appointment of Virgil Miedema as Regional Director, Asia Subcontinent. ASA President David Erickson said, “This area of the world offers many challenges and opportunities for ASA to enhance the marketability of US soybeans … Read More »

American Soybean Association Board Announces New Officers

The Board of Directors for the American Soybean Association announces the confirmation of John Long from Newberry, South Carolina, as the Association’s new Chairman, and David Erickson from Altona, Illinois, as the Association’s new President. The Board also elected Mark Berg from Tripp, South Dakota, as First Vice President, Roy Bardole from Rippey, Iowa, as … Read More »

ASA Contracts Representation in Vietnam

The American Soybean Association and the US Feed Grains Council have contracted for representation in Vietnam to reinforce and expand market development activities for both organizations. ASA President John Long said, “Vietnam is a country of more than 74 million people who can benefit from US agricultural products. ASA’s goal is to educate the Vietnamese … Read More »

Guinn to Head ASA International Marketing

ASA Chief Executive Officer Stephen Censky has named James M. Guinn to head the International Marketing Department of the Amercian Soybean Association, a position previously held by Censky. “Jim’s dedication, his knowledge of ASA’s international programs and the respect he has earned from farmers, industry and his colleagues bear witness to why he was selected … Read More »

ASA Urges President Clinton to Extend MFN for China

The American Soybean Association and a group of 23 other farm organizations and agribusinesses representing all sectors of US agriculture, today urged President Bill Clinton to unconditionally renew China’s Most Favored Nation (MFN) trading status. ASA Executive Committee member John Blaska, a producer from Marshall, Wisconsin, and Chairman of ASA’s International Promotion Committee said, “Failure … Read More »