ASA, Ag Groups Urge Support of International Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

May 21, 2020

ASA joined other agricultural organizations this week, urging Secretary Mike Pompeo and the U.S. Department of State to promptly release the funds that have been committed to support the International Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), an organization that supports the goal of reducing non-scientific barriers that harm U.S. agricultural exports. IICA’s core mission and...

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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

May 21, 2020

Secretary Sonny Perdue this week released details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), U.S. Department of Agriculture’s $16 billion COVID-19 relief package. ASA is pleased that soybeans are included, as well as livestock, a top customer for soy. Producers of soybeans and other eligible commodities can apply for assistance through their local Farm Service...

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CAST-Cambodia Restarts Technical Assistance with COVID Precautionary Measures

May 21, 2020

ASA’s Commercialization of Aquaculture for Sustainable Trade (CAST)-Cambodia is following the Royal Government of Cambodia’s guidelines and council to execute activities while managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent reports show no current cases of COVID in Cambodia, but the government and CAST remain vigilant. While maintaining strict hygiene practices and social distancing, CAST is conducting direct...

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