Farm Bill

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 »

Soy Growers Urge Congress to Support Global Crop Diversity Trust

Soy growers are urging Congress to extend the authorization for the Global Crop Diversity Trust in the upcoming Farm Bill. The American Soybean Association (ASA) and other ag and trade organizations sent a letter to Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, along with House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway and … Read More »

Soy Growers Call for Increased Funding to Export Programs

Soy growers continue to urge support for enhancing U.S. international market development efforts. The American Soybean Association (ASA), as part of the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports, sent a letter last week to House Committee on Agriculture Chariman Mike Conaway and Ranking Member Collin Peterson. In the letter, the groups call for increasing vital … Read More »

Research Interests Work Toward Common Position for Farm Bill

Agricultural research stakeholders met in a session convened by the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) to refine proposals for the Research Title of the farm bill. The American Soybean Association (ASA) is a founding member of SoAR. The broad group of stakeholders included representatives from production agriculture, as well many science societies, universities and nutrition … Read More »

ASA Takes on Farm Progress Show 2017 with Help from

American Soybean Association (ASA) farmer leaders have been in Decatur, Ill. all this week, interacting with fellow farmers, members of Congress and administration officials, media and industry partners at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. The leadership team of President Ron Moore, Vice President John Heisdorffer and Chairman Richard Wilkins spent three days at the annual … Read More »

Soy Growers Call for a Strong Farm Bill at House Ag Committee Listening Session

The House Agriculture Committee hosted a farm bill listening session on day two of Farm Progress this year, where members of the ag community were invited to provide testimony relating to the upcoming farm bill. Speaking to the committee, American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Illinois farmer Ron Moore called for a strong farm bill … Read More »