Soy Growers on Capitol Hill

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

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What’s on Tap in Washington in 2018

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

Protect Crop Insurance

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

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.

Quoted on the Hill

  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 Session Wrap Up

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