Source: American Soybean Association
Farmer leaders of the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), the National Sorghum Producers (NSP), USA Rice Federation and National Cotton Council met with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack at EPA's headquarters in Washington, D.C., to discuss recent court and EPA actions that cause ASA and soybean farmers concern.
The meeting was a result of discussions by ASA, NCGA, NAWG and NSP farmer-leaders with Secretary Vilsack at Commodity Classic earlier this month in Anaheim. In response to that discussion, Secretary Vilsack offered to put together a meeting of commodity group leaders with EPA Administrator Jackson and himself to further explore the concerns being expressed. Leaders representing the nation's cotton and rice farmers also participated in the meeting to collectively express concerns on issues that would impact more than 90 percent of the crop planted area in the United States.