Farm Bill

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 »

ASA Applauds Release of USDA & Senate Democrat Farm Policy Principles

The American Soybean Association (ASA) reacted positively to the release of long-term farm policy priorities by both the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and by Democrats in the U.S. Senate. A primary goal for ASA in the farm bill debate is ensuring that soybeans are treated fairly and equitably as program crops. “The Administration and … Read More »

ASA Seeks Action on Farm Bill, Trade and Biodiesel Legislation

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is calling on Members of Congress to focus on three key issues during August in preparation for the heavy legislative schedule that Members will face when they return to Washington, D.C., next month. Between September and the end of the current legislative session in November, Congress is expected to consider … Read More »

ASA Will Seek Equitable Treatment for Soybeans in Senate Farm Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) repeated its concerns that farm legislation reported by the House Agriculture Committee last week does not provide equitable income support for soybean producers. ASA endorsed the continuation of full planting flexibility, and the decision to include soybeans and other oilseeds as program crops. However, the fixed payments, target prices, and … Read More »

ASA Urges House to Remedy Oilseed Inequities in Farm Bill Proposal

The American Soybean Association (ASA) told Members of the House Agriculture Committee today that the draft Farm Bill Concept Paper that they are considering is not equitable to oilseed growers. ASA President Tony Anderson testified before the Committee on behalf of soybean growers as well as the National Sunflower Association and the U.S. Canola Association. … Read More »

ASA Urges Rapid Enactment of New Farm Bill and Presents Policy Recommendations to Senate

The American Soybean Association (ASA) called for prompt approval of a new Farm Bill and outlined specific recommendations for such legislation during testimony today before the Senate Agriculture Committee. ASA President Tony Anderson presented the testimony that described how the previous farm bill has left an “unfinished agenda” that must be considered in the new … Read More »

ASA Voting Delegates Set Policy Direction for 2001-2002

To determine the policy direction for the American Soybean Association (ASA), 130 soybean farmers from all across the United States assembled during the sixth annual Commodity Classic Convention and Trade Show that was held in San Antonio, Texas. Participants included board members, voting delegates and other members of the ASA who were on hand to … Read More »