Farm bill priorities for the American Soybean Association range from the farm safety net and conservation to trade, energy and research. ASA director and Valley City, North Dakota farmer Monte Peterson says soybean growers want the Ag Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs to improve. “There should be strong consideration given to increasing the soy reference price, combined with an option for farmers to update base acres. At the same time, planting flexibility needs to be maintained,” says Peterson. “We also have marketing assistance loans and consideration should also be given to increase those loan rates.” Read the full list.
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