#Soybean Grower Priorities

Cindy Zimmerman ASA, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Soybean

Passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is one of the top priorities for soybean growers and now they are hoping it will get passed by Congress, regardless of who is elected president in November. “It’s unfortunate that this important landmark piece of trade has become politicized in the general election campaign,” said American Soybean Association (ASA) president Richard Wilkins …

ASA, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Soybean

NCGA, ASA Submit Comments On Proposed 2017 #RFS

Joanna Schroeder ASA, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA

The comment period for the proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs), or the amount of renewable fuels to be blended in the U.S. gasoline supply as required by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2017 came to close on July 11, 2016. While the fuel volumes for first generation biofuels, that includes corn-based ethanol, were slightly higher than for 2016, at …

ASA, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA

Rep. Pompeo Declared #Soy Champion

Lizzy Schultz Ag Group, ASA, Award, GMO, Government, Labeling

The American Soybean Association (ASA) presented Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) with the organization’s Soy Champion Award in a presentation before its board of directors earlier this week in Washington. The award recognizes the lawmaker’s outstanding public advocacy for soybean farmers. In the presentation, ASA specifically cited his work in authoring legislation that establishes a national framework for the labeling of …

Ag Group, ASA, Award, GMO, Government, Labeling

Safe Food Coalition Urges Senate to Act

Cindy Zimmerman ASA, Audio, Biotech, Food, GMO, Labeling, Soybean

The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food (CFSAF) and leaders of America’s agricultural and food industries are sounding the alarm that Congress needs to act immediately to pass a bipartisan solution before Vermont’s mandatory on-package labeling law goes into effect July 1. As of today, there are only seven days left on the legislative calendar before the state law is implemented …

ASA, Audio, Biotech, Food, GMO, Labeling, Soybean

#Corn and #Soy Groups Back #RFS

Cindy Zimmerman ASA, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA

Leaders for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and American Soybean Association (ASA) were among the more than 120 who testified at an EPA field hearing in Kansas City in support of statutory volume obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). NCGA president Chip Bowling of Maryland urged EPA to follow the law and finalize the 2017 conventional …

ASA, Audio, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, NCGA

ASA Hires New Communications Manager

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, ASA, Communications, Company Announcement

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased to welcome Jessica Wharton as the new State Policy Coordinator and Communications Manger. She began working out the D.C. office this week. “We are excited to welcome Jessica to the ASA team,” said (ASA) CEO Steve Censky . “Her previous industry experience and communications knowledge will play a major role in coordinating ASA’s …

Ag Group, ASA, Communications, Company Announcement

ASA Seeks State Policy & Communications Coordinator

Jamie Johansen Ag Group, ASA, Soybean

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is ready to accept applications for the position of State Policy & Communication Coordinator based at Gordley Associates, ASA’s Washington office. This position has multiple responsibilities in two work areas. The first is to work with ASA’s 26 state and regional association affiliates to help achieve national soybean policy priorities, as set by ASA. This …

Ag Group, ASA, Soybean

TPP is a Priority for SoyGrowers this Week

Kelly Marshall Ag Group, ASA, GMO, Government, Labeling, Trade

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and its impact on the soybean growers of this nation is a top issue for the American Soybean Association.  Their annual spring meeting is being held this week in Washington D.C. and President Richard Wilkins has taken the opportunity to highlight what the agreement will mean to producers in a down farm economy. “We recognize that with …

Ag Group, ASA, GMO, Government, Labeling, Trade

#Classic16 Celebrates Decade of Scholarships

Cindy Zimmerman ASA, Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Education, NCGA, Soybean, Wheat

BASF Crop Protection, the American Soybean Association (ASA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) celebrated ten years of rewarding future agriculture industry leaders with scholarships during the 2016 Commodity Classic last week. A past scholarship winner who now works for BASF as a tech service rep had the honor of presenting the awards this year. …

ASA, Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Education, NCGA, Soybean, Wheat

Commodity Group Presidents Address Issues

Chuck Zimmerman AEM, Ag Group, ASA, Audio, Commodity Classic, NAWG, NCGA, NSP

Once again this year Mark Mayfield emceed the general session at Commodity Classic taking place in New Orleans. The tradition of bringing the presidents of the commodity groups on stage had a twist with the addition of the Association of Equipment Manufactures Ag Chair, Jim Walker. Mayfield introduced them one at a time and asked them what the critical issues …

AEM, Ag Group, ASA, Audio, Commodity Classic, NAWG, NCGA, NSP