Biobased Products

Williams Highlights Strengths of Conservation, Biobased Programs in Michigan Farm Bill Hearing

David Williams, a fifth-generation soybean farmer from Elsie, Mich., told Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow and fellow committee members Saturday that conservation and biobased programs are essential to advancing farmer sustainability goals and establishing new markets and should be reauthorized and funded as the committee moves ahead in its work … Read More »

Soy Representatives Join Biobased Stakeholders’ for Dialogue

Soy leaders join the conversation with biobased stakeholders in Washington, D.C. today at the United Soybean Board (USB) Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue, held at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) headquarters. American Soybean Association Washington representative Tom Hance is attending, along with leaders from the Indiana Soybean Alliance. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is the keynote … Read More »

Biobased Products Sector on Display in Washington Next Week

Next week in Washington, the U.S. biobased products sector will be the subject of attention on several fronts.  On Tuesday, June 17, the Senate Ag Committee is having a hearing titled, “Grow it Here, Make it Here: Creating Jobs through Biobased Manufacturing.”  Among those testifying at the hearing are The Coca-Cola Company, which uses biobased … Read More »

ASA Relays Priorities to USDA, EPA in Washington Meetings

Farmer leaders from the American Soybean Association (ASA) met last week with officials from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to relay the association’s critical policy priorities to the administration of President Barack Obama for the coming year. ASA Chairman Steve Wellman and First Vice President Ray Gaesser met … Read More »

ASA Applauds Stabenow Bill to Expand Biobased Market Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) commends Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) for the support and leadership demonstrated by the introduction of legislation (S. 2155) that continues and builds upon the Biobased Market Program established under the 2002 Farm Bill. The bill recognizes the importance of biobased products and promotes an increase in biobased … Read More »

ASA Touts Biodiesel, Biobased Successes in Comments to Senate Agriculture Committee

In comments submitted Wednesday, the American Soybean Association (ASA) pointed to the record-setting production of biodiesel from American soy, as well as the success of biobased products before a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on the energy component of the upcoming Farm Bill. The hearing, “Energy & Economic Growth for Rural America,” is the first of … Read More »

ASA Welcomes Senate Recognition of Jobs Created by Biobased Products

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, chaired by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), will hold a “Growing Jobs in Rural America” hearing on Thursday that will highlight the contributions biobased products are making to jobs and the U.S. economy. “This hearing underscores the benefits … Read More »

ASA Voting Delegates Set Policy Direction for 2011-2012

Soybean producers from all U.S. soybean growing regions gathered in Tampa, Fla., last week to review and revise the policy direction of the American Soybean Association (ASA). One hundred thirty two producers from ASA’s 26 state affiliates served as Voting Delegates in this annual process that guides the ASA as it pursues future initiatives to … Read More »

ASA Applauds USDA Rollout of Biobased Product Label

The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement on the voluntary biobased product labeling program. The purpose of the labeling initiative is to more clearly identify biobased products for all buyers, and to promote the increased sale and use of biobased products in the commercial market and for consumers. “This … Read More »

ASA Voting Delegates Set Policy Direction for 2010-2011

Soybean producers gathered in Anaheim, Calif., last week to review and revise the policy direction of the American Soybean Association (ASA). One hundred thirty three producers from ASA’s 25 state affiliates served as Voting Delegates in this annual process that guides the ASA as it pursues future initiatives to improve U.S. soybean farmer profitability. The … Read More »