Farm Bill

ASA Hails Enactment of 2008 Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today hailed enactment of the “Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008,” which will provide security and assurance for key U.S. farm, conservation, biofuels, and nutrition policies over the next five years. “ASA worked hard to improve the safety net for U.S. soybean farmers in the 2008 Farm Bill,” said … Read More »

ASA Applauds House and Senate Passage of 2008 Farm Bill

After intense grassroots lobbying efforts by the American Soybean Association (ASA), state soybean associations, and many other organizations in the agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and energy industries, the “Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008” passed both Houses of Congress this week and is headed to the White House. Congressional Agriculture Committee leaders stated that the … Read More »

ASA Urges Enactment of 2008 Food & Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is urging Congress to pass, and President George W. Bush to sign, the “Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008.” The new Food & Farm Bill will provide a basic safety net for farmers, support for energy and conservation programs, and funding for nutrition programs that provides food assistance for … Read More »

ASA Voting Delegates Set Policy Direction for 2008-2009

Soybean producers gathered in Nashville, Tenn., last week to review and revise the policy direction of the American Soybean Association (ASA). One hundred thirty four producers from ASA’s 25 state affiliates served as voting delegates in this annual process that guides the ASA as it pursues future initiatives to improve U.S. soybean farmer profitability. The … Read More »

ASA Strongly Oppose Alternative Farm Bill Plan Developed by House and Bush Administration

The American Soybean Association (ASA) expressed strong opposition to an alternative version of the 2008 Farm Bill released today by the leadership of the House Committee on Agriculture and the Bush Administration. “This plan represents unilateral surrender to the short-sighted budget and policy priorities of the Bush Administration rather than a compromise with the farm … Read More »

ASA Praises Senate Passage of Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) applauds the U.S. Senate for today’s 79-14 vote passage of the Farm Bill, which provides support for key soybean programs. “Soybean growers appreciate the bi-partisan effort that resulted in the Senate overwhelmingly approving this omnibus legislation this year,” said ASA President John Hoffman, a soybean producer from Waterloo, Iowa. “Senators … Read More »

ASA Applauds Completion of Senate Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today applauded approval by the Senate Agriculture Committee of its proposal for the 2007 Farm Bill. ASA President John Hoffman, a soybean farmer from Waterloo, Iowa, said that “ASA appreciates action by the Senate Agriculture Committee in reporting a bill, and urges its early consideration by the full Senate, so … Read More »

ASA Raises Concerns about Policy Priorities in Proposed Senate Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is pleased that the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry has scheduled a mark-up to consider their proposed Farm Bill for tomorrow, but is raising several concerns about policy priorities in the proposed bill, and with the level of support provided for key soybean programs. “ASA commends … Read More »

ASA Applauds House Passage of Farm Bill

Legislation Includes Key ASA Priorities on Income Support, Biodiesel and More The American Soybean Association today applauded passage of the Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act by the U.S. House of Representatives. “This important legislation improves on the 2002 Farm Bill by increasing the income safety net for soybean producers, encouraging domestic production of soy-based biodiesel, … Read More »

ASA Supports House Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) expressed support for and urged early House passage of the Farm Bill completed by the House Agriculture Committee last night. ASA indicated that it will strongly oppose any amendments that would weaken commodity supports or other key provisions in the bill on the House floor. Key provisions of interest to … Read More »