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
Note: This post was written by John Gordley and previously run by Agri-Pulse. ASA and other farm organizations have been urging Congressional leaders to provide additional funds to the Agriculture Committees so they can write a new farm bill in 2018 that responds to the difficult times farmers are facing. In the absence of outside … Continue reading The Zero-Sum 2018 Farm Bill
Today shines a spotlight on something farmers’ think about every day of the year: safe, affordable food. Globally, one in nine people suffer from hunger which is why the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has set a goal to reach #zerohunger by 2030, and US soy growers are doing their part to … Continue reading Growers Share Goal of #ZeroHunger
Crop Insurance is one of many tools in farmers’ toolkits that allows them to continue growing through tough times, like natural disasters and crop destruction. To further explain the necessity of Crop Insurance, the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau and coalition partners, including the American Soybean Association have released profiles for all 50 states, showing … Continue reading Protect Crop Insurance
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?
This week soybean grower and ASA Board member Kevin Scott testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee on the importance of risk management programs within the nation's farm legislation. During the hearing Scott detailed the ways that programs withing the commodities and crop insurance titles of the farm bill work together and may be improved moving … Continue reading Quoted on the Hill
In testimony before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Tuesday, American Soybean Association President and Illinois soybean farmer Ron Moore spoke on the need for robust programs within the risk management framework of the nation’s farm legislation.
This week the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research listened to testimony regarding the research title of the farm bill. ASA Chairman Richard Wilkins testified in his capacity as vice president of the National Coalition for Food and Agriculture Research. A full copy of Richard's testimony can be found here.
Voting delegates representing ASA’s 26 state and national affiliates ended another successful Commodity Classic by debating and voting on soy priorities for the upcoming year. Top priorities include progressive policies for a strong farm safety net, increased funding for agricultural export programs, ambitious global trade negotiations, an aggressive support for biodiesel policies, and robust funding … Continue reading Voting Delegates Session Wrap Up
The Senate Ag Committee hosted their first 2018 Farm Bill hearing this week and invited Lucas Heinen, a soybean farmer from Everest, Kansas, and President of the Kansas Soybean Association to participate and provide testimony. The invitation to speak at the Kansas field hearing gives ASA the opportunity to talk about its updated farm bill … Continue reading Farm Bill Hearings Underway