Farm Bill

Soy Growers Urge Farm Bill Support for Pollinators

The American Soybean Association (ASA) recently joined a letter urging conferees to support pollinator-specific provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill. In the letter to House and Senate Agriculture Committee leadership, the ag groups urge Farm Bill conferees to include the “Pollinator Protection” section of the Senate-passed bill in the final legislation. The section supports coordinated … Read More »

Senate Names Farm Bill Conferees

This week, the Senate voted to move the farm bill to conference and named its conferees—AKA the committee members who will negotiate the differences between the Senate and House versions of the bill. Who was appointed? Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. Sen. … Read More »

House Ready to Hammer Out Farm Bill

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to move the farm bill to conference and named its conferees—AKA the committee members who will hash out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. Who was appointed? House Republican Conferees House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas 2. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Pa. … Read More »

Senate Passes its Version of Farm Bill before July 4 Recess

On Thursday evening, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill on a vote of 86-11, with the few dissenting votes coming from Republicans. The American Soybean Association (ASA) commends the Senate’s ongoing bipartisan work, which maintains much of the 2014 farm bill structure including protecting crop insurance and commodity programs, and … Read More »

ISSUE UPDATE: Senate Farm Bill

The Senate resumed consideration of the farm bill on Thursday. There are no scheduled votes at this time. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., are trying to work out differences on remaining amendments, including the proposal by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to prohibit trade promotion program funding of … Read More »

American Soybean Association Applauds House Passage of Farm Bill

After weeks of negotiations hinging not just on differences over nutrition support programs, but also on immigration policy, the House of Representatives passed its version of a new farm bill on a 213-211 vote. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 would replace the current Agricultural Act of 2014 when it expires at the end … Read More »

Soy Growers Urge Senate Support for Export Programs

As the Senate continues to work on the farm bill, Sens. Angus King (I-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) are circulating a Dear Colleague letter asking the Senate Agriculture Committee’s leaders to support and increase the funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) export programs, including the Foreign Market Development Program (FMD).  This week, soy … Read More »

Soy Growers Follow Progress of Senate Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today congratulated the Senate Agriculture Committee on passage of the proposed Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 and is calling for its swift passage by the full Senate. “Soy growers and farmers across the country are in need of certainty during this time of low crop prices and volatile conditions affecting … Read More »

ASA Applauds Senate Leadership on Release of Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today applauded the leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee on release of their draft farm bill, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. “The farm bill is vital legislation, not just for American farmers but for consumers in our country and abroad who depend on us to provide food, fiber and … Read More »

Senate Ag Committee to Consider Farm Bill

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry is expected to mark up the farm bill next week. According to AgWeb, Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow announced the Committee will hold the meeting on June 13, 2018. The proposed bill could be released sometime this week. Last week, the American Soybean Association (ASA) signed … Read More »