Sign Up and Support Animal Agriculture in Your Community Livestock farmers are soybean’s No. 1 customers. The growth of Illinois animal agriculture is vital to the success of soybean farmers. ISA has developed an Animal Agriculture Toolkit that soybean farmers can use to lead the growth of... Read more
ISA Hosts Luncheon for Chinese Delegation ISA hosted a luncheon this week in Chicago for China's Vice Minister of Agriculture, Zhang Taolin, and his delegation. Despite some logistical challenges due to the NATO Summit meeting held at the same time in Chicago, ISA leaders were able to use the... Read more
Illinois Farmers in Select Watersheds Eligible for Water Quality Initiative USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a new National Water Quality Initiative . USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will make available at least $33 million in financial assistance to farmers, ranchers... Read more
Register Now for ISA/Farm Journal Soybean College Do you want to advance your soybean production skills, increase yields and improve your profitability? Farm Journal’s Soybean College , sponsored by ISA and funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff, offers a full day of practical, hands-on learning... Read more
Voice for Soy Gives Farmers New Legislative Action Opportunity When pending legislation could affect Illinois or U.S. agriculture, it is crucial that farmers organize and reach out to legislators. Illinois soybean farmers are encouraged to join Voice for Soy , ISA’s new online legislative action... Read more
Illinois Soybean Farmers to Address Market Access, Sustainability in Europe Maintaining and expanding market access for Illinois soybeans is one of the priorities of the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and Illinois soybean checkoff. A small group of Illinois soybean farmer leaders and other... Read more
River COB Shuttle Program Offers Illinois Soy Opportunities A recently completed study funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff finds a river container-on-barge (COB) shuttle program is not only feasible, but also offers Illinois soybean farmers more access to international soybean markets and... Read more
Study Confirms Illinois Animal Ag's Solid Economic Impact An updated study about the contribution of animal agriculture to Illinois’ economy shows the industry continues to serve as an economic engine in both rural and urban areas. The production sector contributes $3.5 billion of total impact and... Read more
ISA Evaluates Cuban Market Potential Illinois soybean farmers are losing market share in Cuba to competitors who are geographically more distant. In 2006, the U.S. had more than 75 percent of the market share of Cuba's soybean meal and oil imports. Today, Brazil has more than 75 percent. ISA... Read more
Check Crop Insurance Coverage Before Planting Early Unseasonably warm, dry weather may have farmers thinking about planting crops earlier than usual. Brian Frieden, USDA’s Risk Management Agency director for the Springfield Region, reminds producers that crops planted before the earliest planting... Read more