June 15, 2011

Soybean growers issue call to action

Tuesday, the US House began consideration of the Fiscal Year 2012 Agriculture Appropriations bill (HR 2112), which covers a wide range of programs. Already, groups in support of food programs for those in need worry over cuts to this program. The American Soybean Association also sees problems with the measure, and is calling on members to get in touch with their representative.

According to a statement issued late Tuesday, ASA says there are two "very harmful" amendments. The first, proposed by Paul Broun, R-Ga, would eliminate funding of the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. The organisation, which is heavily involved in global trade issues plays an important role in an increasingly competitive market. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers
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