Farm Bill

ASA Following Progress of House Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) continues to follow efforts to pass a new farm bill in the House of Representatives, and noted passage of legislation today by the House Committee on Agriculture. ASA strongly supports enacting a new farm bill before the current Agricultural Act of 2014 expires at the end of September. ASA President … Read More »

ASA Welcomes Introduction of Chairman’s Mark

The American Soybean Association (ASA) responded this afternoon to the introduction of the chairman’s mark of the farm bill from House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway of Texas. ASA President John Heisdorffer issued the following statement: “We commend Chairman Conaway for moving the farm bill process forward with the introduction of the chairman’s mark today. … Read More »

5 Things to Know: Farm Bill

Updated at 2:15 p.m. on April 12, 2018.  The House released its farm bill today, with House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway taking questions from the media this afternoon. Read ASA’s response here. The House Agriculture Committee is expected to mark up the farm bill next week. House Agriculture Committee Democrats oppose SNAP provisions in the GOP … Read More »

Soy Growers Urge Lawmakers to Support Export Promotion Programs in Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) earlier this week asked soy growers to contact their House members and urge them to sign a letter supporting reauthorization of the Foreign Market Development Program (FMD) and the Market Access Program (MAP), and also include provisions of the Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agriculture Trade and Exports Act (CREATTE … Read More »

Soy Growers Discuss Trade, RFS and More on Capitol Hill

Farmer leaders on the board of the American Soybean Association (ASA) met in Washington, D.C. this week to discuss issues impacting the soybean industry and meet with members of Congress to advocate on the priority issues on behalf of more than 300,000 U. S. soybean farmers. Priority issues included trade, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), … Read More »

Support a Strong Farm Bill in 2018

The National Farmers Union (NFU) kicked off a campaign last week to educate the public about the Farm Bill and generate support in Congress for its timely passage this year. Growers are encouraged to share some of the tools, including a new website and informational video, to help make this a success, Here are some … Read More »

Soy Growers Attend Farm Bureau Annual Convention

American Soybean Association (ASA) Vice President Davie Stephens and his wife Judy were invited guests at President Donald Trump’s address to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF ) annual meeting at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center on this week. In his speech, the president laid out details of the report released by the … Read More »

ASA Leads Coalition to Secure Waiver of PAYGO

ASA led a coalition of farm bill stakeholder groups in a letter to House leadership Thursday urging the House to include a waiver of funding sequestration under the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 that could have significantly impacted a vast majority of USDA programs. “Funding for mandatory programs and activities subject to sequestration that are … Read More »

ASA Welcomes ARC-CO Improvement Act

WASHINGTON (October 25, 2017)— The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed legislation introduced this week by Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), which supports and strengthens the county Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC-CO) program. “ARC-CO is of great importance to soy growers, who signed up over 90 percent of soybean acres in the program,” said … Read More »

ASA Submits Statement for Senate Ag Energy Title Hearing

The American Soybean Association submitted a statement to the Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on Thursday, urging the development of a 2018 Farm Bill that includes an Energy Title and mandatory funding for priority programs. There are several energy title programs important to soybean producers, including the Biobased Market Program, the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program and … Read More »