ASA Troubled By Delay Of House Vote On Fast Track

American Soybean Association (ASA) First Vice President Mike Yost today expressed great concern about the delay in the U.S. House of Representatives to renew the Administration’s Fast Track negotiating authority for future trade agreements. “We need to have trade agreements. From the outset, the American Soybean Association, has been one of the leaders in agriculture … Read More »

ASA Supports Renewal of Fast Track Negotiating Authority

American Soybean Association (ASA) President Mark Berg today expressed the full support of U.S. soybean producers for renewing the Administration’s Fast Track negotiating authority for future trade agreements. “One of ASA’s top priorities is to gain greater access to foreign markets,” Berg stated during a press conference at the National Press Club. “This cannot happen … Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »