AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION: ASA Leaders Share Policy Updates and Discuss the Future of U.S. Soy at USB Meeting

Source: American Soybean Association

American Soybean Association issued the following announcement on July 19.

American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Iowa farmer John Heisdorffer and ASA CEO Ryan Findlay provided remarks at the United Soybean Board (USB) meeting in Omaha, Neb.

Heisdorffer gave a presentation to the full board and Findlay participated in a panel discussion with USB Chief Executive Officer Polly Ruhland and U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) CEO Jim Sutter, moderated by Timothy Venverloh, USB sustainability strategic director.

Heisdorffer provided an update on ASA’s efforts to educate Congressional leaders and the Administration on the significant impact of the Section 301 tariffs and China’s retaliatory tariffs during an already down farm economy.

He also shared a summary on ASA’s efforts to encourage passage of a farm bill this year; support for maintaining and establishing appropriate annual volume requirements for biodiesel under the RFS; and the importance of biotechnology and the need to work collaboratively with like-minded groups to implement the National Biotech Food Labeling Standard that will exempt products with ingredients derived through plant breeding techniques and that do not contain rDNA protein.

Findlay’s participation in a vibrant panel discussion with Ruhland and Sutter covered a wide range of topics that impact the profit potential of U.S. soybean farmers and the future global market potential for U.S. soy.

The group discussed trade challenges, consumer perceptions of soy, sustainability and many other priority issues and how the three organizations can collaborate to address these opportunities.

For more information on ASA’s policy priorities, click here.

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