News Releases

ASA Supports Renewal of Fast Track Negotiating Authority

September 10, 1997

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...


Soybean Farmers Anticipate DOE Decision on Biodiesel

August 26, 1997

Improved air quality and reduced dependence on foreign oil are two key benefits that hinge on a decision by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) regarding changes to the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) as proposed by the...


ASA Alerts U.S. Officials to Potential Non-Tariff Trade Barriers

May 16, 1997

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...


ASA Formally Opens Marketing Office in India

March 31, 1997

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...


ASA/Zeneca Initiate Environmental Leadership Group

March 20, 1997

ASA and Zeneca Ag Products Company announced they are jointly initiating a new program called the ASA/Zeneca Environmental Leadership Group which will prepare a select group of Association leaders to represent ASA in matters pertaining to water quality, food safety,...


ASA/Monsanto Launch Association Leadership Training Program

January 20, 1997

ASA and Monsanto company announced they will partner on a National/State Board & Staff Leadership Training program for 1997. "The program calls for a comprehensive, educational and hands-on training experience that is ASA specific throughout its design, development and implementation,"...


Nill Named Deputy Director, ASA International Marketing

December 9, 1996

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...


ASA Opens Marketing Office in India

September 3, 1996

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...


American Soybean Association Board Announces New Officers

August 5, 1996

The Board of Directors for the American Soybean Association announces the confirmation of John Long from Newberry, South Carolina, as the Association's new Chairman, and David Erickson from Altona, Illinois, as the Association's new President. The Board also elected Mark...


ASA Contracts Representation in Vietnam

August 2, 1996

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...

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