Farm Bill

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 »

ACTION ALERT: Farm Bill Outlook and How to Contact Congress

Following rejection of the House Agriculture Committee’s farm bill by the full House on a 198-213 vote last Friday, leadership decided not to return to the legislation until June 22. Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) announced on Monday that the House will first vote on an immigration bill sponsored by Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and … Read More »

ASA Disappointed in House Failure to Pass Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) expressed deep disappointment with the U.S. House of Representatives failure today to pass H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. ASA calls on the U.S. House of Representatives to continue to work to seek passage of a Farm Bill this year to provide certainty and stability for growers. … Read More »

Soy Growers Oppose ‘Poison Pill’ Amendments to House Farm Bill

With the House of Representatives expected to consider the farm bill reported by the House Agriculture Committee as soon as next week, the American Soybean Association (ASA) joined over 300 ag-related organizations on a letter to all House Members asking them to oppose all amendments that would jeopardize passage of the bill on the House … Read More »