KS Soybean Update with Dwight Meyer

(Jamie) Welcome back to Farm Factor and the Kansas Soybean Update.
(Greg) This is the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Dwight Meyer who is a soybean producer from Hiawatha is joining us. He also serves as Second Vice President of the Kansas Soybean Association. And Dwight when we come to Commodity Classic, one of the more important things that takes place is the delegate session and looking at some of the resolutions from individual states and I know it’s been a high priority for Kansas soybeans to be a part of that. (Dwight) We have been instrumental in developing several resolutions for our delegate session this year. We’ve worked in the area of taxation and farm continuation, some resolutions. Another area that seems to be a topic that is a concern to farmers is some of the problems that have came up with some of the payments from the past Farm Bill. We have worked on a resolution which is trying to say that we would like to see RMA Yield Information used instead of NAS data because it appears that in certain situations they’re not coming up with enough accurate data from doing NAS surveys. Other areas that we have seen that there is a bunch of interest is in the area of regulations. The Waters of the U.S. there’s still concern about that regulation. We are looking at trying to have that still be eliminated or somehow not be enforced at this point. I know it’s going to go through the court system. There are other areas of regulation such as doing away with certain fungicides, chemicals, not being able to get registration of some chemicals we would like to see. Other things that we are looking at is there are some concerns of some states would like to see looking toward the next Farm Bill having updates of crop acreage basis. Another area is in the areas of crop insurance that we’re concerned about. We don’t want to see more cuts to the Crop Insurance Program. There are certain states that would like to see that we have maybe more buy up options or some different crop insurance products. (Greg) A lot of things that were talked about there. It’s important to generate those from the local level. And of course, that’s the work of what the association is able to do on that too. (Dwight) Kansas as well as numerous other states draft new resolutions and then they are brought toward the delegate body and discussed. Then we come up with the final proposals for resolutions that would be our policies for the coming year. (Greg) That is Dwight Meyer, who is a soybean producer from Hiawatha and serves as Second Vice President of the Kansas Soybean Association. He joins us on the Kansas Soybean Update. It’s brought to you by the Kansas Soybean Commission. The Soybean Checkoff, Progress Powered by Kansas Farmers. Learn more at kansassoybeans.org. For Kansas Soybeans I’m Greg Akagi.
(Jamie) Hope you enjoyed this week’s Kansas Soybean Update. After the break we’ll join Kyle and Rich Felts.

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