Iowa Soybean Association president keeping close eye on federal policy

A southwest Iowa farmer has one eye on his crop and the other on federal policy that could impact his operation.

Jeff Jorgenson, a corn and soybean grower from Sidney, says biofuels, taxes, and climate are all at the forefront.

“There’s no question about it because we have to be prepared for how it’s going to affect agriculture, and how we move forward together in making sure that those things do the right things for agriculture, the economy, and everything in between.”

The current president of the Iowa Soybean Association tells Brownfield he’s closely watching what’s happening at USDA.

“The 30×30, climate, carbon, and soon we have a farm bill that’s coming too, so we’re definitely going to be keeping a close eye on what’s going on at USDA and what direction we’re headed and how we can work together and make sure the message is sent that farmers are really doing the right things.”

Jorgenson says potential changes to the estate tax and capital gains is the top issue brought up by members and ISA hopes to get more clarity on President Biden’s tax plans soon.

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