Breakthrough in Tuna Feed Research Shows Promise for Sustainable Tuna Farming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Breakthrough in Tuna Feed Research Shows Promise for Sustainable Tuna Farming BLOOMINGTON, ILL. - April 12, 2017 - The possibility of truly sustainable tuna aquaculture is now closer to reality due to a recent breakthrough in feed formulation research, which was presented at... Read more

New Marine Aquaculture Fishery Management Plan to Expand Soybean Meal Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Marine Aquaculture Fishery Management Plan to Expand Soybean Meal Market BLOOMINGTON, ILL., Jan. 13, 2016 – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published the federal rule today implementing a marine aquaculture fishery management plan for the Gulf of... Read more

Research Finds Soybean-Asian Carp Feed Blend More Sustainable for Aquaculture Industry

BLOOMINGTON, ILL., May. 27, 2014 – Combining soybean meal with fish meal made from invasive Asian carp produces a more nutritious, sustainable and economical option for feeding some farm-raised fish, according to recent Southern Illinois University (SIU) research. Both lab and on-farm feeding trial... Read more

Young Farmers Invited to June 16 Livestock Information Dinner

QUINCY, ILL. – May 21, 2014 – The Adams County Farm Bureau and Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) are hosting a dinner for young people interested in livestock production. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with subject matter experts and livestock farmers at 6 p.m., Monday, June 16, at... Read more

Illinois Soybean Farmer Elected to U.S. Meat Export Federation Executive Board

BLOOMINGTON, ILL -- November 18, 2013 – Illinois soybean and hog farmer John Hagenbuch, Utica, Ill., was elected to the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Executive Board during their annual meeting earlier this month. As an Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) director, Hagenbuch represents... Read more

New GM Pig Feed Study Results Inconsistent and Inconclusive

On June 11, the Chicago Tribune contained an article titled “Pigs fed GM grain suffer health problems, study says” . Since then, variations of the story have found their way to other news sites, including ABC and FOX News. Unfortunately, there are several aspects to the study, “A long-term... Read more

ISA-Supported Livestock Symposium Helps Producers Focus on Critical Issues

ISA-Supported Livestock Symposium Helps Producers Focus on Critical Issues BLOOMINGTON, ILL - February 25, 2013 - The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) recently hosted the Illinois Livestock Symposium in Springfield, Ill., to generate dialogue about important issues the state's livestock producers... Read more

ISA Supports Animal Agriculture through Illinois Livestock Symposium

BLOOMINGTON, ILL - February 4, 2013 - The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) will host a free Illinois Livestock Symposium, Feb. 14, 2013, in an effort to continue to provide support to the state's animal agriculture industry. The event, which will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Springfield, Ill.,... Read more

Illinois Economy Would Benefit from Expanded Soybean Crushing Capacity

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – January 29, 2013 – Illinois needs new opportunities to expand the state's stagnating economy. Research funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff suggests that one solid opportunity is literally rooted in the state's farm fields. Illinois farmers grow the second largest soybean... Read more

Illinois Commodity Conference Encourages Producers to Work Together

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – October 11, 2012 – The 2012 Illinois Commodity Conference will take place Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington, Ill. The annual one-day event brings together crop growers and livestock producers from all over the state to discuss the... Read more

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