SOY INDUSTRY

From transportation and biodiesel to soybean buying and partnerships, explore the many ways Illinois soybeans intersect, move and add value across state, national and global industries.

SOY INDUSTRY

ISA Welcomes First 2018 Trade Team

ISA hosted its first 2018 trade team at the Chicago office in January. The group included soybean crushers and oil buyers from South Korea. Conversations centered around quality and transportation. ISA welcomes 30+ trade teams to Illinois each year. Thanks for visiting!

Grain Handlers Implement New Electronic Logging Devices

Truck drivers are now being required to replace their paper logs with Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). These ELDs are designed to improve road safety by more accurately tracking a driver's time behind the wheel.

Containerized shipping means more opportunities for Illinois soybeans

About 60 percent of Illinois soybeans are exported each year. Recently, ISA visited the Port of Long Beach, the second busiest seaport in the U.S. to learn more about how goods – like soybeans – travel by container ship.

Producing Healthier Air With Biodiesel

Calculations show an estimated $1.2 million in annual health cost savings for Illinois communities where B20 Club members routinely use B20 biodiesel fuel in diesel vehicles.

Illinois' diverse network of roads, rail and waterways plays a vital role in transporting soybeans and soybean products. Reliable infrastructure is critical to ensure these products efficiently reach their destinations.
Made from soybean oil, clean-burning biodiesel delivers safe, economical operation for diesel vehicles in Illinois and beyond.
As a global leader in soybean production, Illinois has the farming, crushing, processing and transportation capabilities to deliver high quality soy products to destinations around the world.
ISA corporate partners network to improve the soybean value chain, participate in research and advocacy, and connect with 43,000+ Illinois soybean farmers.

LEARN HOW ILLINOIS FLEETS BENEFIT FROM B20 BIODIESEL.

ILLINOIS IS CONSISTENTLY A TOP SOYBEAN-PRODUCING STATE IN THE U.S.

ANNUALLY, 60% OF ILLINOIS SOYBEANS, WORTH AN ESTIMATED $3 BILLION, ARE MARKETED AND SOLD THROUGH EXPORT CHANNELS.

ISA HOSTS 30+ TRADE TEAMS IN ILLINOIS EACH YEAR.

BIODIESEL GENERATES 78.5 PERCENT FEWER CO2 EMISSIONS FROM PRODUCTION AND USE.

1,100+ MILES OF NAVIGABLE WATERWAYS BORDER OR PASS THROUGH ILLINOIS.

IN 2017, ISA ENGAGED WITH 711 INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS FROM 25 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.

  • STORIES FROM THE FIELD
    ISA Secures $713K for Illinois Container Project
    A big win for Illinois soybean farmers, an 18-month Illinois Container on Barge Shuttle Project will provide shuttle service for customers moving containerized exports like soybeans between southern and northern Illinois, giving access to the Union Pacific and BNSF rail ramps in Joliet. The grant was underwritten through support of ISA with checkoff funded research and execution in writing the proposal.
  • STORIES FROM THE FIELD
    Biodiesel Fuels Tow Trucks for Tots
    The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) partnered with Tow Trucks for Tots to help bring toys to needy children, while educating tow truck drivers on the economic, performance and environmental benefits of biodiesel. As a sponsor of the event, ISA offered each driver a voucher to fuel up with a biodiesel blend of up to 20 percent – contributing to cleaner air as well as smiles on children’s faces.
  • STORIES FROM THE FIELD
    ISA Explores Taiwan Trade Opportunities for Illinois Soybeans
    Las year ISA visited Taiwan - the sixth-largest market for U.S. soybean exports - to learn more about trade opportunities in this country. Visiting soy-based food and oil processors and manufacturers, the trade team saw and heard firsthand that demand for containerized genetically engineered soybeans continues to give Illinois an advantage over competitors.