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New Farm Bill Signed, ASA Celebrates “Success for Agriculture”

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and soybean producers across the US celebrate yesterday’s announcement that the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018” was signed into action.

After garnering the necessary support earlier this month, members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees quickly finalized the bill to ensure President Trump signed it before the end of the year. The ASA considers the bill “a success for agriculture” due to the additional support it will provide American farmers as they manage the particularly difficult economic climate.

Over the last two years, the enactment of a new farm bill has been top priority for the ASA. The “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018” will extend authorization and funding for a wide range of programs influencing producers of food, feed, fiber and fuel in both the US, as well as global programs that aid US producers. In their recent press release, the ASA notes this bill assures the federal government will continue to provide assistance to American farmers through “farm income support programs, nutrition and feeding programs, and through conservation, rural development, agricultural research, energy, and international agricultural development and food aid programs.”

Read the full ASA press release to learn important bill provisions specific to American soybean growers.