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Leadership At Its Best Class Graduates in Washington

March 21, 2019

Farmers from 12 states graduated from the 2018-19 American Soybean Association (ASA) Leadership At Its Best program this week in Washington, D.C. The Leadership At Its Best program is sponsored by Syngenta and develops leadership, communication and advocacy skills in...

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ASAAP Meeting focuses on Rural Challenges

March 21, 2019

Members of the ASA Action Partnership (ASAAP) met in Washington, D.C. this week for discussion focused on trade, rural infrastructure and communications. Special guest USDA Trade Counsel Jason Hafemeister provided valuable insights and information during his dinner presentation. The meeting...

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ASA/WISHH Program Welcomes Gena Perry as New Project Director for AMPLIFIES Ghana Project

March 21, 2019

Gena Perry joined the ASA WISHH program this month as the new project director for the USDA funded Food for Progress, AMPLIFIES Ghana project. She came to ASA/WISHH after nearly four years with AgriCorps, a non-profit focused on agricultural education...

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WISHH Highlights Importance of Soy on International School Meals Day

March 14, 2019

ASA’s WISHH shared the importance of U.S. soy on International School Meals Day, March 14. In a message to international development and trade audiences, WISHH emphasized the benefits of U.S. soy and how WISHH connects trade and development by working...

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Biodiesel: House Committee Discusses Tax Credits

March 14, 2019

The House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee held a hearing this week titled “Temporary Policy in the Internal Revenue Code,” where discussion included the status of tax extenders and the biodiesel tax credit. Several Members of the Subcommittee,...

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EPA Proposes RFS RIN Reforms Along with E15

March 14, 2019

This week the U.S. EPA issued a long awaited proposed rule allowing the year-round sale of 15-percent ethanol blends (E15) and as part of that Proposed Rule also included changes to rules regarding Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), which are the...

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WISHH’s CAST Cambodia Project Takes Another Step

March 14, 2019

ASA’s WISHH program sent Monitoring and Evaluation Director James Bernhardt to Cambodia this week to work on the USDA Food for Progress funded CAST Project. During Bernhardt’s visit, ASA/WISHH will award the contract for completion of a baseline study to define...

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ASA Supports CFTC Nominee Heath Tarbert

March 14, 2019

ASA and a coalition of ag stakeholders weighed in with the Senate this week to support the nomination of Dr. Heath Tarbert to be the next Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Tarbert currently serves as Assistant Secretary...

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Thank You for a Successful 2019 Soy Social & Auction

March 14, 2019

ASA extends a big thank you to all members and corporate partners who celebrated the annual Soy Social and Auction with us and helped raise more than $157,000 at the 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando. We want to thank our...

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Administration’s Budget Proposal Takes a Big Bite out of Bean Priorities

March 12, 2019

From crop insurance to conservation programs and transportation, President Trump’s proposed budget would significantly slash programs vital to the soybean industry. Cuts to crop insurance and farm subsidies would be deep, totaling $28 billion over 10 years. This would directly...

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