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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Infrastructure: ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’

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’

Worrisome Waterways

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

Pursuing Priorities

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

Rebuilding Rural America

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