Six board members from the Wisconsin Soybean Association (WSA) are preparing to join a delegation of other soybean farmers this week at the American Soybean Association Board Meeting and Hill Visits in Washington, D.C.
“The 2023 Farm Bill will be a large topic of conversation as we meet with legislators in DC,” said Kathryn Fitzsimmons, WSA policy project manager. “From protecting crop insurance to improving the farm safety net for Wisconsin’s soybean farmers, the farm bill will be top of mind as we continue through this legislative session.”
WSA President Sara Stelter will be joining Fitzsimmons at the first ASA Hill Visit of 2023.
“We have a good mix going on behalf of Wisconsin,” said Sara Stelter, WSA president. “There are some important issues to discuss that could have wide-ranging impacts on our ability to farm.”
Stelter will also be accompanied by Wisconsin ASA director Tanner Johnson and WSA board members Doug Rebout, Matt Rehberg and Evan Dalldorf. Past board member Tony Mellenthin will also join the Wisconsin team.
In addition to the farm bill, the delegation will be advocating for improvements to the EPA’s renewable fuel standard for soy-based biofuels, along with highlighting ways President Biden’s WOTUS Rule may impact farmers and how to improve the legislation so it works for farmers.
“The support we receive from our members and industry partners allow us to give Wisconsin soybean farmers a voice in DC” Stelter said. “Wisconsin will be well represented.”