Ways And Means Planning Colombia FTA Hearing For Next Week

Via Inside U.S. Trade

The House Ways and Means trade subcommittee is planning to hold a hearing on the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement as early as March 17. The subject of the hearing will be finding a path forward for the Colombia FTA, and the committee is still in the process of determining a list of witnesses who will testify at the hearing, sources said. Read more of this post

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ASA sets policy direction for 2011-12

Soybean producers identified passage of free trade agreements, extension of the biodiesel tax credit, revamping the biodiesel tax credit into a production credit, and greater investment in inland waterways among their legislative priorities.  More than 130 producers gathered last week in Florida on behalf of the American Soybean Association (ASA) to review and revise their policy priorities.

World-Grain.com, March 8, 2011, by World-Grain Staff

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, U.S. — Soybean producers from all U.S. soybean growing regions gathered in Tampa, Florida, U.S., last week to review and revise the policy direction of the American Soybean Association (ASA). More than 130 producers from ASA’s 26 state affiliates served as voting delegates in this annual process that guides the ASA as it pursues future initiatives to improve U.S. soybean farmer profitability.

The voting delegates session was on March 5, following conclusion of the annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show. What follows are some of the most significant additions and modifications covering a variety of important soybean issues.
View important, bold issues below. Read more of this post