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
This week President Trump addressed the need for updated infrastructure in his first State of the Union address. ASA applauded the President's commitment to work with Congress to fashion an initiative that will generate $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investments to upgrade roads, bridges, highways, railways, waterways and broadband. Following the address, the Soy Transportation Coalition … Continue reading Infrastructure: ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’
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
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
Infrastructure keeps America connected, but it’s more than highways and subway systems, electrical grids and broadband access. Infrastructure is ports, bridges, railways and waterways. It’s the connector between rural America and the foods consumers enjoy around the world. It’s the vehicle for global commerce. In short, infrastructure matters, and in many cases is in need … Continue reading Worrisome Waterways
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
Rural infrastructure is vital to American agriculture and as roads, highways, bridges, railways, locks and dams, and water systems continuously deteriorate, American agriculture suffers economically at home and becomes less competitive on a global scale. Despite the importance of rural infrastructure, past infrastructure initiatives have focused on urban and suburban areas while not adequately addressing … Continue reading Rebuilding Rural America