ASA Commends House Ag Committee on Farm Bill Progress

May 24, 2024

The American Soybean Association commends the House Agriculture Committee on its passage of the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024.

Josh Gackle, ASA president and a soybean farmer from North Dakota, said “We appreciate that Chairman Thompson heard clearly the concerns and needs of soybean farmers and addressed those in the bill his committee approved today. We thank all Republican members and Democratic members – namely Representatives Don Davis, Eric Sorensen, Sanford Bishop, and Yadira Caraveo – for their votes in support of the 2024 Farm Bill, which we believe will be impactful for soybean farmers across our 30 soybean-producing states.”

Over the past two years, ASA has advocated to strengthen the farm bill to address the pressing needs of soybean farmers. The Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024 includes significant enhancements to improve effectiveness and accessibility of the farm safety net, meaningful investments to promote expansion and diversification of markets, and protection of vital programs like crop insurance and the soy checkoff, as well as other important provisions.

Strengthening the farm bill is critical for the future of U.S. soybeans, and ASA stands ready to advance the bill as it moves forward in the legislative process.