Farm Bill

ASA Pleased That USDA Corrects Oilseed Base Glitch

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today thanked Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman for her prompt attention to fixing a glitch in the method for calculating eligible oilseed acreage for producers who elect to maintain their contract acreage, as provided in the 2002 Farm Bill. Following concerns raised by ASA, its state affiliates and other oilseed organizations, … Read More »

ASA Strongly Opposes Amendments to 2002 Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) joined other farm organizations today at a press conference in Washington, D.C., to express strong opposition to any amendments to the 2002 Farm Bill. ASA First Vice President Ron Heck, a soybean producer from Perry, Iowa, spoke at the press conference about the need to maintain the spending allocations as … Read More »

ASA Applauds Completion of Farm Bill

Soybean Program “More Equitable” in New Six-Year Legislation The American Soybean Association (ASA) today congratulated House and Senate conferees on completion of the 2002 Farm Bill, and called for its quick enactment into law. ASA President Bart Ruth stated that “this legislation improves income protection for U.S. soybean farmers, and makes support for soybeans more … Read More »

House Farm Bill Offer Falls Short of Equity for Soybeans

“The farm bill proposal offered by Conferees from the House Agriculture Committee today does not provide U.S. soybean farmers equity with producers of other program crops,” said Bart Ruth, President of the American Soybean Association (ASA). “ASA appreciates the sincere efforts of both House and Senate Conferees to complete this legislation in time to be … Read More »

ASA Voting Delegates Set Policy Direction for 2002-2003

To determine the policy direction of the American Soybean Association (ASA), 130 soybean farmers from all across the country assembled during the seventh annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show that was held this year in Nashville, Tennessee. The group included board members, voting delegates and other ASA members who participated in this annual process … Read More »

ASA Applauds Senate Passage of Farm Bill

Calls for Quick Action in Conference in Time for 2002 Crops  “U.S. soybean farmers congratulate the United States Senate on completion of floor action on the 2002 Farm Bill,” stated Bart Ruth, President of the American Soybean Association (ASA). “The Senate bill’s commodity provisions treat soybeans fairly and equitably with other program crops, and ASA … Read More »

ASA Urges Senate to Complete New Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is urging the United States Senate to complete floor action on the new farm bill as quickly as possible. ASA President Bart Ruth, a soybean producer from Rising City, Neb., today communicated to Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) the urgent need for … Read More »

ASA Emphasizes Importance of Maintaining $5.26 Soybean Loan Rate to Help Offset Effects of Currency Devaluations in Argentina & Brazil

In light of Argentina’s currency devaluation, and on the heels of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision last Friday to delay announcement of 2002 crop loan rates while Congress continues work on a new Farm Bill, the American Soybean Association (ASA) today called on Congress and the Administration to maintain the soybean loan rate at … Read More »

ASA Takes Farm Bill and China Trade Issues to Policymakers

American Soybean Association (ASA) leaders are in Washington, D.C. today calling on policymakers to address soybean grower issues in a new Farm Bill as well as concerns about China’s recent embargo of U.S. soybeans. The ASA meetings are key as the Senate considers approaches to a new Farm Bill and President Bush participates in the … Read More »

ASA Applauds House Passage of Farm Bill Calls on Senate to Develop Soy-Friendly Legislation

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today applauded passage of omnibus farm legislation by the House of Representatives. At the same time, ASA called on the Senate to act quickly to write its own version that treats soybeans equitably with other program crops. “While ASA was not satisfied with the inequitable levels of support for soybeans … Read More »