USSEC staff attended ASA’s Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C. this week where ASA members spearheaded ASA’s strategic plan on a wide range of issues affecting soybean farmers nationwide. ASA leaders and staff discussed critical policy matters including the farm bill, crop insurance, transportation infrastructure and trade.
The Executive Committee met Sunday, while ASA’s Membership & Corporate Relations, Public Affairs, and Trade Policy & International Affairs Committees met Monday morning to establish strategic plans and next steps forward within their respective areas.
The general session convened that afternoon with committee reports, as well as an update from ASA CEO Steve Censky and United Soybean Board past-President Marc Curtis.
On Tuesday, ASA’s members took to Capitol Hill, meeting with legislators and staff in both the House and Senate to discuss the policy priorities of the soybean industry.
The general session reconvened on Wednesday, when farmer-leaders reported on their Hill visits, followed by meetings of ASA’s Finance, SoyPAC, Communications, Investment and World Initiative for Soy in Human Health Committees. ASA Action Partnership members also met Wednesday afternoon.