Food Aid

WISHH Cultivates Trade & Development through USDA Cochran Fellowships for School Nutrition

With funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), ASA’s WISHH provided nutrition and school meals training in Washington, D.C. and Delaware for eight representatives of governments or non-governmental organizations based in Nicaragua and Panama. FAS requested that WISHH conduct the training through the Cochran Fellowship Program that strengthens trade linkages while … Read More »

Soy Growers Oppose White House Budget

The American Soybean Association (ASA) signaled strong opposition to proposed cuts in the FY-2018 budget released by the White House this morning. “By shredding our farm safety net, slashing critical agricultural research and conservation initiatives, and hobbling our access to foreign markets, this budget is a blueprint for how to make already difficult times in … Read More »

Soy Growers Continue Urging Support for Food for Peace, McGovern-Dole School Feeding Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) signed onto a letter that was sent this week to the Senate Appropriation Agriculture Subcommittee urging them to maintain at least FY2016 funding levels for Food for Peace and the McGovern-Dole School Feeding Program for FY2018. Food for Peace serves as the first line of defense against food security emergencies … Read More »

Soy Growers Support Food for Peace, McGovern-Dole School Feeding Program

The American Soybean Association (ASA) signed onto a letter that was sent this week to the House Appropriation Agriculture Subcommittee urging them to maintain at least FY2016 funding levels for Food for Peace and the McGovern-Dole School Feeding Program for FY2018. Food for Peace serves as the first line of defense against food security emergencies … Read More »

ASA Continues Leading Effort to Maintain Rural-Urban Connection in Farm Bill

As part of its role leading a coalition of farm and anti-hunger groups, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and Feeding America convened a meeting Wednesday in Washington to share ideas and ways to foster closer relationships between farmers and consumers headed into the next farm bill. The meeting was the latest step in an effort … Read More »

ASA Urges Congress to Support Funding for Food Aid and In-kind Commodity Assistance

The American Soybean Association (ASA) along with 40 other commodity and maritime groups sent a letter to the Committees of jurisdiction in early March, urging them to support full funding of the Food for Peace Program. The letter also urged support for in-kind food aid and warned against efforts to convert in-kind assistance to cash. … Read More »

Emails Needed Urging Congress to Include WOTUS, COOL, GMO Bills in Omnibus

Congress will finalize the language for the Omnibus spending bills to be debated on the floor later this week. There are three elements of particular importance still under consideration, and it is imperative that soy growers contact your House and Senate offices to encourage lawmakers to include this language in the Omnibus. The requests are … Read More »

Ag Groups Urge Congress to Pass Uniform, National Food Labeling Standard

The American Soybean Association (ASA), the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) and more than 40 other national ag groups recently sent a letter to Congress requesting them to pass a uniform, national labeling standard for foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This proposal comes at a time when agricultural groups are urging the … Read More »

ASA President to Testify on International Food Aid, Food Security at House Ag Hearing

The House Agriculture Committee is holding a hearing next week to discuss issues regarding international food assurance and food security and the role of U.S. farmers. This hearing, scheduled for Sept. 30 at 10 a.m., will be an opportunity for the American Soybean Association (ASA) to discuss its support of in-kind U.S. commodities in the … Read More »

House Ag Committee: White House Food Aid Proposal Not Aligned with Farm Bill

The House Agriculture Committee is pushing back on an Obama administration proposal to convert more international food aid from physical U.S.-based commodities to local food purchases, food vouchers or cash transfers. The White House is asking that up to a quarter of the $1.4 billion in international food aid it donates under the Food for … Read More »