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Ag Organizations Endorse USMCA

Dan Industry News Release, Trade

The National Corn Growers Association, American Soybean Association, the National Association of Wheat Growers, and the National Sorghum Producers announced their collective support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA). The announcement came as the organizations took part in the Commodity Classic, held in Orlando, Florida. The groups say Mexico and Canada account for 25 percent of all U.S. agriculture exports …

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Soybean Growers Want Resolution with 90-Day Negotiation Period Waning

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

Soybean growers urge Congress to press Administration to end tariffs Talks are good, purchases are good, but lifting the tariff that China imposed last July on soybean imports from the United States is the only way for U.S. soybean farmers to regain commercial access to the significant Chinese market. “It is heartening that the Administration is keeping soybeans in the …

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U.S.-China Take Step to Resolve Trade Differences

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

News of progress in resolving a U.S.-Chinese trade dispute has several in the ag sector expressing levels of optimism. Rod Bain has the story. U.S.-China Take Step to Resolve Trade Differences Source for below: American Soybean Association Soybean Growers Relieved to Hear Positive Trade News from G20 The American Soybean Association (ASA) was pleased to hear positive reports from the …

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Biodiesel Stakeholders Unite Over RFS Concerns

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The National Biodiesel Board joined the American Soybean Association and the National Renderers Association in urging President Trump to keep his promises to rural voters. Kurt Kovarik, NBB vice president of federal affairs, says recent actions by the Environmental Protection Agency have undermined the president’s commitment to support consumer access to domestic renewable fuels, as well keeping the Renewable Fuels …

Ag Leaders Meet with EPA Administrator

Dan Industry News Release

A coalition representing various agricultural groups recently met with leadership from the Environmental Protection Agency. The Production Agriculture CEO Council, which includes CEO’s of the American Soybean Association, the National Corn Growers Association and others, met with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and other EPA staff members. The agriculture leaders focused on topics important for agriculture, including expressing the importance of …

Soybean Association Sets Policy for 2017

Dan Industry News Release, Soybeans

Progressive policies for a strong farm safety net, increased funding for agricultural export programs, ambitious global trade negotiations, an aggressive support for biodiesel policies and robust funding for agricultural research and conservation programs will guide the American Soybean Association (ASA) in 2017. The 2017 Commodity Classic concluded this weekend in San Antonio with ASA’s voting delegates, representing its 26 state …

Soy Growers Defend Soymilk

Dan Industry News Release, Soybeans

The American Soybean Association and the Soyfoods Association of North America call the Dairy Pride Act unnecessary. The Act would prohibit the term “milk” from being used with soymilk and soymilk-based products, under the premise that the term “milk” is misleading to consumers. In a letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Monday, the groups said the …

ASA Registers Significant Concern Following Withdrawal from TPP

Dan Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

The nation’s soybean farmers expressed significant concern Monday, following an executive order from President Donald Trump that withdraws the United States from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). American Soybean Association (ASA) President Ron Moore pointed out the high stakes for soybean farmers, and urged the Trump Administration to immediately announce how it intends to engage and expand market access in …