Obama Administration Receives ASA Policy Priorities

Group looks forward to working with the new administration.

The American Soybean Association has submitted to the Obama Administration, an outline of its 2009 policy priorities. ASA President Johnny Dodson says ASA looks forward to working closely with the Obama Administration to achieve these policy priorities, which not only make sense for soybean farmers, but also benefit our entire country through reduced dependence on foreign oil, job creation, increased U.S. exports and a modernized infrastructure system.

ASA's priorities include long-term enactment of the biodiesel tax credit before it expires on Dec. 31, 2009, maintaining an effective safety net for soybean producers, and the renewal of Presidential Trade Promotion Authority as soon as possible.

ASA also supports Congressional passage of the Colombia, South Korea and Panama Free Trade Agreements, and says it will accept restrictions on U.S. domestic support provided there is comparable expansion of meaningful market access for soybean and livestock products in key developing country markets.

To read the submission, click HERE.

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