Legislative Forum Offers Sessions on Policy Issues Impacting Soybean Industry

first_imgASA’s 8th Annual Legislative Forum, scheduled for July 9 in Washington, D.C., is set and will provide attendees an informative session on the latest public policy topics impacting the U.S. soybean industry. The ASA Legislative Forum is in conjunction with the ASA summer board meeting.Those invited to speak at the ASA Legislative Forum include: Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). Both will provide perspectives on legislation pending in the U.S. senate. Other speakers invited are Sebastian Belle, Executive Director, Maine Aquaculture Association, speaking about the emerging aquaculture industry for soybean producers, and Cuban Ambassador José Ramón Cabañasand José Raul Perales, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, speaking on bilateral trade relations between Cuba and the U.S.The annual Legislative Forum is designed to educate emerging leaders who are interested in how U.S. public policy is developed. The program is sponsored by Monsanto and provides learning sessions on the latest public policy topics that impact soybean farmers.Select candidates from the 2013 ASA/DuPont Young Leader Class will also have the opportunity to participate in the Legislative Forum as part of their leadership development this year.For more information about the ASA Legislative Forum, please contact ASA Leadership & Policy Education Manager Byron Keelin at 314-754-1355 or [email protected]last_img read more

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