This post was written by John Gordley in the ASA Washington office and will appear in the next issue of American Soybean Magazine. Now that it’s 2018, it’s a good time to examine the landscape for federal policymaking in the coming year. We at the American Soybean Association are pleased to provide a look at Congress’ … Continue reading What’s on Tap in Washington in 2018
Field Views is a new contribution series looking at ag policy issues from a grower perspective. Posts in this series are written by soy growers from across the country. I recently returned from an international marketing mission to China, where I had the opportunity to meet with both farmers and customers throughout the country. The trip … Continue reading Field Views with Brandon Wipf
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
Trade is the lifeblood of the American soybean industry and ASA is encouraged by recent well-qualified appointments to high-level trade-related positions and the impacts these officials can have on future trade decisions. The lineup: USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue— Former Georgia Governor Perdue was confirmed as Secretary of the USDA on April 25. ASA recently applauded … Continue reading The Trade Lineup
The American Soybean Association will pursue an aggressive legislative and regulatory policy agenda in 2017. Legislative efforts will focus on expected congressional action on the 2018 Farm Bill, tax reform, and transportation infrastructure, while regulatory work will focus on rolling back Obama-era regulations on water quality, improving the regulatory approval timeline in the U.S. and … Continue reading ASA Looks Forward to 2017
ASA had a successful 2016, furthering policy objectives of soy growers across the country.