OPINION

Soy Growers following progress of Senate farm bill

Wisconsin State Farmer
American Soybean Association

WASHINGTON - The American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulated the Senate Agriculture Committee on June 13, on passage of the proposed Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 and is calling for its swift passage by the full Senate. 

“Soy growers and farmers across the country are in need of certainty during this time of low crop prices and volatile conditions affecting export markets,” said ASA Vice President and Kentucky soybean farmer Davie Stephens. “The Senate Committee’s action today takes us one step closer to completing the farm bill this year, providing much needed stability across the countryside.”

With the Senate farm bill now through Committee on a 20-1 vote, ASA looks forward to working with the full Senate on this bipartisan effort to bring certainty and stability to growers before the current farm bill expires at the end of September.