Today, the Illinois Soybean Association is excited that the House of Representatives voted in favor of the 2014 Farm Bill. ISA Vice Chairman Mike Marron says:
“The Illinois Soybean Association is pleased that the House of Representatives approved the Agricultural Act of 2014. This farm bill provides effective, multi-year farm legislation and establishes practical risk management programs for our nation-leading soybean farmers.
“On behalf of Illinois soybean farmers, we are excited about passage of this legislation that would achieve net savings of $23 billion during the next 10 years. That makes agriculture the only sector that has contributed to deficit reduction in the 113th Congress.
“We specifically thank Congressman Rodney Davis and other members of the House Ag Committee who worked on this legislation. Now we encourage the Senate to do its part and approve the Agricultural Act of 2014 when it comes up for a vote.
“While this has been a trying process, we believe conferees have produced a framework that will serve the best interests of Illinois soybean farmers.”