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

ASA Wants to Hear Your Conservation Story

Joanna Schroeder

The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to hear your story about conservation. Farmers willing to share their stories about how conservation is a part of daily farm operations have a chance to be the next winner of the Conservation Legacy Award. The program is designed to showcase farm management practices of U.S. soybean producers that are both sustainable and profitable. …

Agribusiness, ASA, environment, Soybeans, sustainability, Video

European Commission Extends Use of Glyphosate

Kelly Marshall

The European Commission has extended authorization for glyphosate for another 18 months, an action supported by soy growers in the U.S.  However, Richard Wilkins, President of the American Soybean Association, notes that the announcement is only a temporary solution, and that American farmers are still searching for more certainty in the European marketplace. “An 18-month extension gives U.S. farmers and …

Ag Group, ASA, EU, Herbicides

Apply for the 2017 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program

Lizzy Schultz

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and DuPont are seeking applicants for the 2016-17 ASA DuPont Young Leader Program, which works to identify and develop grower leaders who continue to shape the future of agriculture. “The ASA DuPont Young Leader Program has had a tremendous impact on the soybean industry and many of our current grower leaders at the national and …

Ag Group, Ag Leader, ASA, Dupont Crop Protection, Education, Youth

ASA Pushing for European Approval of Soy Traits

Kelly Marshall

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has been waiting for five months to hear from an Appeals Committee concerning the European Union’s approval of three soybean traits.  Now they’re ramping up their call for action with a letter to European Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis. Currently the three traits awaiting approval are: Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant RR2Xtend, Vistive Gold high oleic traits and Bayer CropScience’s …

Ag Group, ASA, Soybeans, trade

ASA Seeking Award Nominees

Lizzy Schultz

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is searching for several outstanding grower leaders for the 2017 ASA award and recognition program, and are seeking nominations for specific growers who go above and beyond for the soybean industry and amplify truly outstanding leadership. Three major awards and recognitions will be presented to these outstanding producers at the ASA Awards Banquet during the …

Ag Group, ASA, Award, Commodity Classic, Company Announcement, Farmers, GROWERS