This week soy growers are on Capitol Hill talking with their lawmakers and advocating for policy issues that affect soy growers across the country. The major issues they're talking about? Trade, RFS, the farm bill and infrastructure. Trade is vital for soybean growers, and ASA supports negotiations that would produce a modernized NAFTA 2.0, and … Continue reading Soy Growers on Capitol Hill
Field Views is a contribution series looking at ag policy issues from a grower perspective. Posts in this series are written by soy growers from across the country. Hi! My name is Kate Danner and I farm in western Illinois where I raise over 650 acres of soybeans annually on my family farm. As a soybean … Continue reading Field Views with Kate Danner
The biodiesel tax credit lapsed at the end of 2016 and its reinstatement is vital to the biodiesel industry. During consideration of the comprehensive tax reform bill that was enacted in December, congressional leaders agreed to address expired tax credits in a seperate tax extenders package. Supporters are urging that the tax extenders be attached … Continue reading Take Action! Tax Extenders Package Needed in Upcoming CR
Today marks the 10th anniversary of biodiesel in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Created under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and expanded to specifically include biodiesel under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the RFS was created to expand the nation’s renewable fuels sector while reducing reliance on imported oil. Enter biodiesel. … Continue reading 10 Years of Biodiesel in the RFS
Last week ASA staff and grower leaders took to the fields of Decatur, Illinois to talk about soybeans, trade, infrastructure, biodiesel, the upcoming farm bill, harvest season and more at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. Highlights of the week included ASA President Ron Moore’s testimony during the House Ag Committee’s Farm Bill Listening Session, the … Continue reading Did You Catch ASA at Farm Progress?
Next week ASA’s board of directors will be in Washington DC to continue pursuing soybean’s aggressive policy agenda with the administration and 115th Congress. Chief on the agenda during hill visits is trade expansion, the upcoming farm bill, tax reform, biodiesel demand, regulations and infrastructure. TRADE: Enhance U.S. trade relations with other countries, including NAFTA … Continue reading Pursuing Priorities
The American Renewable Fuel and Job Creation Act of 2017 was recently introduced in the Senate by Sen. Chuck Grassley, along with 15 other bipartisan original cosponsors. This bill switches the biodiesel tax credit from a blender’s to a producer’s credit, thus incentivizing domestic production and allowing U.S. biodiesel producers a level playing field to … Continue reading Bipartisan Biodiesel
The past two weeks have been anything but uneventful for agriculture in Washington, D.C. Below is a wrap up of major happenings, and what they mean for soy growers across the country. Secretary Perdue The agriculture community hailed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue’s confirmation as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture by the … Continue reading Beltway Wrap Up