ASA Refutes New York Times Article

Kelly Marshall

This past Saturday, the New York Times published an article that compared the use of pesticides and yield data from North America to Western Europe.  The article featured several inaccuracies, as well as omissions, and the American Soybean Association has responded.  ASA President, Richard Wilkins made a statement concerning the issue: “We appreciate a continued dialogue on the issue of GMOs and …

Ag Group, ASA, GMO

#AsktheFarmer with ASA Scheduled Wednesday

Kelly Marshall

The American Soybean Association has teamed up with three famers to answer consumer questions about modern agriculture.  The discussion will take place live on Twitter on Wednesday, October 12, beginning at 8 a.m.  Questions can be tweeted to @ASA_Soybeans and will be answered by Kyle Bridegforth (@Kylebridge), Brad Kremer (@kremer_brad) and Jenny Roerich (@PrairieCA) through out the day. To follow …

Ag Group, ASA

Ag Industry Meets with EPA On Pests and Weeds

Kelly Marshall

Last week the EPA met with members of the agriculture industry to discuss the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and its impact on the environment. The EPA is responsible for regulating the distribution, sale and use of pesticides under FIFRA. The organization will not allow the distribution or sale of a pesticide until it verifies that its use …

Ag Group, ASA, EPA, Herbicides, Insecticide

Senate Judiciary Hearing On Consolidation Today

Kelly Marshall

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing testimony pertaining to the consolidation and competition in the seed and agrochemical industry today.  Agriculture groups are weighing in on Capitol Hill to ensure the voices of farmers are heard and the future of the industry is protected. Chris Novak, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association is testifying on behalf of NCGA …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, ASA, ASTA, NCGA

ASA Seeks Scholarship Candidates

Kelly Marshall

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is offering a $5,000 scholarship to a high school senior interested in pursuing agriculture. Students pursuing a degree in an agriculture field at an accredited college or university in 2017-18 are eligible to apply. The scholarship is made possible by a grant from BASF.   Online registration is Sept. 12 through November 21, 2016. “ASA …

Ag Group, ASA, Education, Scholarship

Conservation Legacy Awards Deadline Just Ahead

Kelly Marshall

The deadline for submission for the Conservation Legacy Award is just ahead!  The applications must be filled out by September 15, 2016. The Conservation Legacy Awards program showcases farm management practices of U.S. soybean producers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable. Three regional winners and one national winner will be selected. All U.S. soybean farmers are eligible to enter …

Ag Group, ASA, Award

Soybean Growers from 11 States to Lead ASA’s WISHH

Jamie Johansen

American Soybean Association (ASA) President Richard Wilkins confirmed 15 soybean growers from 11 states to serve as ASA’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) program committee in 2016-17. Officers are: Chairman Daryl Cates (IL), Vice Chair Levi Huffman (IN); Treasurer Stan Born (IL); and Secretary E.L. Reed (MO). New WISHH Committee members include: Tim Bardole (IA); Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare …

Ag Group, ASA, Exports, Soybeans

Deadline for Conservation Legacy Awards Approaches

Kelly Marshall

If you were planning to do it just as soon as you have some free time, well, now’s the time to make time!  The Conservation Legacy Awards program application deadline is just a few weeks away on September 2. The Conservation Legacy Awards program showcases farm management practices of U.S. soybean producers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable. Applications …

Ag Group, ASA, Award, Conservation

Farm Groups Praise Obama for Signing Labeling Bill

Kelly Marshall

Multiple farm organizations have released statements, thanking President Obama for signing the food labeling bill into law.  The new law was created to protect the food supply from a patch-work of state labeling laws and to offer consumers a more transparent, national system. “We are grateful to President Obama for swiftly signing into law a bill that is crucial for …

AFBF, Ag Group, ASA, Government, Labeling, NCGA

Study Finds Vermont GMO Labeling Misleading

Joanna Schroeder

With July 1st come and gone the new genetically modified ingredients (GMO) labels hit the shelves in Vermont. The anticipation of the new label prompted an online survey of 1,665 online shoppers, commissioned by the American Soybean Association (ASA). The survey found that the labels are misleading to consumers. The five food labels tested were common food label statements related …

ASA, biotechnology, GMO, Labeling