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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 »

ASA Endorses House Agriculture Committee Chairman’s Farm Bill Proposal

The American Soybean Association (ASA) Board of directors voted today to endorse House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson’s (D-MN) Farm Bill proposal that was released over the weekend. ASA’s Board is meeting in Washington, D.C., this week, and reviewed the Peterson proposal prior to making visits with Members of Congress. ASA is urging Congress to … Read More »

ASA Says House Ag Commodities Title Draft is Step in Right Direction

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is calling the House Agriculture Committee’s draft Commodities Title a “step in the right direction and an improvement over the 2002 Farm Bill.” While the draft released late last week does not go as far as ASA has proposed to Congress, ASA is urging Members of the Subcommittee on General … Read More »

ASA Calls for Improved Farm Safety Net, Biodiesel and Healthy Oils Incentives in 2007 Farm Bill

In testimony before the Senate Agriculture Committee today, American Soybean Association (ASA) First Vice President John Hoffman outlined the economic opportunities and challenges facing U.S. soybean growers, and called on Congress to ensure an adequate safety net for soybean farmers; support the growing U.S. biodiesel industry; and create an incentive for the production of soybeans … Read More »

ASA Tells Congress Farm Bill Changes Needed to Create Adequate Safety Net for Oilseed Producers

American Soybean Association (ASA) President Rick Ostlie today told Members of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities that “the current Farm Bill doesn’t provide an adequate safety net for oilseed producers, that the soybean target price is out of balance with the support provided to other commodities, and must be increased.” ASA is … Read More »

American Soybean Association Releases 2007 Farm Bill Proposals

Soybean Growers Call for Competitive Income Supports, Biodiesel Incentive Payment The American Soybean Association (ASA) today announced its proposals for Congressional consideration during debate on the 2007 Farm Bill. The proposals follow a year-long process during which ASA collected grower input and developed economic analysis of various farm policies. “The new Farm Bill allows policymakers … Read More »

USDA Announcement Affirms Why Soybean Growers Need Better Income Safety Net in 2007 Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today pointed to an announcement on 2005 crop Counter-Cyclical payments by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a prime example of why soybean growers need a better income safety net. The ASA is asking Congress to correct inequities under the current Farm Bill where Target Prices for oilseed crops … Read More »

ASA Calls for Competitive Program for Soybean Growers in 2007 Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) today urged Congress to increase support levels for soybeans to competitive levels if current farm programs are renewed in the 2007 Farm Bill. In testimony before the House Agriculture Committee, ASA First Vice President John Hoffman stated that soybean farmers “support the basic structure of farm programs under the 2002 … Read More »