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  • Calls Needed All Next Week on Stabenow/Roberts GMO Labeling Compromise

    ASA Will Support if Roberts and Stabenow work Together

    ASA is working to support development of a compromise between Chairman Roberts and Ranking Member Stabenow. ASA CEO Steve Censky has met in Washington with the chiefs of staff for both offices, and we are making progress toward a solution that averts the impending crisis in Vermont. That state's labeling law goes into effect July 1, and we have seen at least five major food manufacturers--with more to come--take the preemptive step to nationally label their products that contain GMOs in advance to avoid the significant fines under the Vermont law. More worrisome, though, is the reformulation away from biotech ingredients that many manufacturers are signalling. ...


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  • Calls Needed in Support of Biodiesel Tax Credit!

    Call your Senate offices now!

    ASA and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) are seeking Senate support for including an extension of the biodiesel tax credit on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill being considered on the Senate floor this week and next. The FAA re-authorization includes a tax title which creates an opportunity for Senators to attach other tax related provisions. ...


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