American Soybean Association President Josh Gackle of Kulm, North Dakota gave a policy update during the Northern Corn and Soybean Expo. Communicating the importance of updating and passing the farm bill this year is a focus for ASA. “It’s difficult to get anything through Congress right now no matter what the issue is,” said Gackle. ASA continues to engage committee leadership on updating risk management tools like crop insurance. Outside of the farm bill, ASA continues to look for ways to expand markets for soybeans. “Prices are a little lower than what we’ve experienced the last few years and margins are a little tighter. We’re making sure we have somewhere for our product to go at a profitable level.” Foreign demand and domestic crush capacity are bright spots for soybean growers.
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