Progressive policies for a strong farm safety net, increased funding for agricultural export programs, ambitious global trade negotiations, an aggressive support for biodiesel policies and robust funding for agricultural research and conservation programs will guide the American Soybean Association (ASA) in 2017.
A path to expand and upgrade the Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Lab (ADRDL) is coming together with support from the Daugaard Administration, legislative leaders, and various ag organizations. This project involves three bills that will move together in the last week of the South Dakota legislative session.
The South Dakota Soybean Association (SDSA) welcomed news this morning out of Brussels that the European Union (EU) has approved three outstanding biotech soybean traits for import and processing. The approved traits include the Xtend dicamba-tolerant soybean and Vistive Gold high oleic soybean products from Monsanto, and the Balance GT FG72 soybean from Bayer CropScience.
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow have released legislation that would set a national standard for the labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs.
Joined by Congresswoman Kristi Noem, Minnesota Congressman and House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson and North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer held an Agriculture Committee Listening Session Monday, June 6 in Moorhead, MN.
More than 652 groups from across the nation, including the South Dakota Soybean Association, urged the Senate Agriculture Committee to approve a uniform national food labeling bill developed by Chairman Pat Roberts. Roberts, (R-KS), has scheduled a mark-up for Thursday on his proposal to set a common-sense national standard for food labeling of genetically engineered ingredients to prevent a costly and confusing patchwork of state labeling mandates.