Economist’s Angle: China’s Demand for Pork

February 2, 2023

By Scott Gerlt • ASA Chief Economist China remains the goliath of global soybean demand. Over 60% of soybean trade around the world is destined for the country. The U.S. exports about half of its whole beans, and over half of those are generally bound for China[1]. The Asian nation depends on the high-protein oilseed...

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Economist’s Angle: EPA’s Proposed Blending Levels Threaten Ongoing Industry Growth

January 5, 2023

By Scott Gerlt • ASA Chief Economist Under the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Environmental Protection Agency must set annual biofuel blending levels for gasoline and diesel supplies. As part of that process, EPA releases a proposal and receives feedback from stakeholders. The past few years, EPA has acted slowly, setting blending levels after the relevant...

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Cambodian Aquaculturist Association Meeting & Trade Show Draws 200

December 22, 2022

The Cambodian Aquaculturist Association’s third annual meeting and trade show attracted 200 participants on Dec. 8-9 in Phnom Penh. ASA/WISHH helped launch the now 900-member strong association and continues to work closely with it through the USDA-funded Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade -Cambodia Food for Progress Project. On Dec 8, CAA signed a Memorandum...

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