ASA Top Legislative Priorities Set for 2010

Joslin says priorities represent all growers.

Published on: Jul 7, 2010

Leaders of the American Soybean Association have set their top legislative priorities for 2010.  They include the enactment of a retroactive extension of the biodiesel tax incentive, enactment of pending free trade agreements and ensuring that producers are not adversely impacted by climate change legislation.

Listed in order as presented, the Legislative Priorities are: biodiesel, trade expansion, FY-2011 appropriations, 2012 farm bill, energy/climate change, offshore aquaculture; transportation; ag-related regulatory approvals and biobased products.  

ASA President Rob Joslin, a soybean farmer from Ohio, says the priorities of ASA are the top issues of importance for soybean growers from all regions, all age groups and all sizes of farming operations.