ISA Invests in Top Customers through Animal Agriculture Alliance As a member of the Animal Agriculture Alliance, the ISA checkoff program provides support for issues affecting the top customers of Illinois soybeans. The meat and poultry industry consumes 98 percent of U.S. soybean meal. For 30... Read more
Help Lead Soybean Industry with the ISA Board ISA will have five director positions open when the current fiscal year ends Aug. 31, 2018. District directors Jered Hooker, Tim Scates and David Droste are retiring, along with at-large directors C.W. Gaffner and John Hagenbuch. The process for... Read more
ISA Hosts Latin American Trade Team ISA Director Doug Schroeder last week hosted a group of Latin American soybean buyers on his farm near Mahomet, Ill. He shared details about soybean production and how Illinois soybean farmers are continuously improving sustainability. The U.S. Soybean Export... Read more
IDOA Tour Participants Express Interest in Containerized Soybeans After the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s annual grain tour last week, five participants expressed interest in buying containerized soybeans from Illinois. The ISA checkoff program hosted the group of 30 international buyers... Read more
ISA Hosts High-Level Taiwanese Delegation ISA leaders met with a group from Taiwan during their long layover in Chicago, Sept. 21. Officials from Taiwan included the deputy minister of the Council of Agriculture, chairman of the Taiwan Feed Industry Association, director of the Taiwan Vegetable Oil... Read more
Still Time to Register for the Yield Challenge Illinois soybean farmers still have time to enter the 2017 Yield Challenge contest, which kicked off in April. In 2016, many contestants achieved yields in the upper-80 to mid-90-bushel range—a big improvement over the... Read more
Biodiesel Draws Crowds at Farm Progress Show Biodiesel was a crowd-pleaser at the ISA tent at Farm Progress Show, Aug. 29-31 in Decatur, Ill. Oklahoma soybean farmer and land speed record-holder Brent Hajek met with attendees and posed for photos with his B20-fueled Ford F-250. Hajek broke the land... Read more
Chinese Soybean Buyers Visit Illinois The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) brought a trade team of soybean buyers from China to Illinois this week. ISA hosted the group for three days, visiting a soybean farm, the Farm Progress Show and the ISA office in Bloomington. The visitors learned about... Read more
Act Now: Ask EPA to increase RFS Volumes, Rewrite WOTUS Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) urges farmers to submit comment letters to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on two important issues: establishing higher Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for biomass-based diesel for 2019 and... Read more
Help Prove Illinois Farmers are Sustainability Leaders Join ISA in completing this short checkoff-funded survey . The results will help demonstrate how American soybean farmers continue to improve their economic, social and environmental stewardship practices. The survey is confidential and takes... Read more