Farm Bill

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 »

ASA to Take Part in Farm Bill Listening Session at Farm Progress Show

American Soybean Association (ASA) President Ron Moore, Vice President John Heisdorffer and Chairman Richard Wilkins will be on hand in Decatur, Ill., next week for the House Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill Listening Session. Held on Wednesday, Aug.  30 at Richland Community College, in conjunction with the 2017 Farm Progress Show, the listening session is an … Read More »

Soy Growers Talk Farm Bill, Crop Insurance and More with U.S. Ag Secretary Perdue

Soy growers had the opportunity to discuss important issues with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue this week. Both past and present American Soybean Association (ASA) members met with Perdue during his five state “Back to Our Roots” RV tour, which included stops in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. During his first … Read More »

ASA’s Scott Testifies on Farm Bill Risk Management Programs

Soybean farmer Kevin Scott testified on the importance of risk management programs within the nation’s farm legislation at a hearing before the Senate Agriculture Committee this morning in Washington. Scott, who serves on the Board of Directors of the American Soybean Association (ASA) and as an at-large ASA Governing Committee member, detailed for the Committee … Read More »