ISB Seeks Soybean Farmers Interested in USB Nomination The Illinois Soybean Board (ISB) is looking for farmers interested in filling one of Illinois' four director positions with the United Soybean Board (USB). Gary Berg, soybean farmer from St. Elmo, Ill., is eligible for another term. Any soybean... Read more
Illinois Soybean Farmers Harvest Record Crop Illinois has regained the title of top soybean-producing state, according to USDA data released this week. The crop production annual summary from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) ranked Illinois as producing nearly 593 million bushels... Read more
ISA Helps U.S. Hams Lead Exports to Mexico The ISA checkoff program investments in U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) efforts in Mexico helps keep U.S. pork in a dominant position. U.S. hams were the highest-volume export item to Mexico through 2016. Company-specific marketing strategies by USMEF... Read more
Register to Attend Seminar Featuring National Record Yield Breaker Randy Dowdy, U.S. record yield breaker for corn and soybeans, will lead a free seminar in Bloomington, Ill., Jan. 20, hosted by the ISA checkoff program and sponsored by the Illinois Corn Growers Association, FS InVISION and FS... Read more
ISA Congratulates Two-Time 100-Bushel Yield Champion For the third consecutive year, a participant in the ISA checkoff program Yield Challenge has exceeded 100 bushels per acre of harvested soybeans. Robert and Jason Lakey produced a 106.29-per-acre yield on their Champaign County 2.02 acre... Read more
ISA Wins Governor’s Export Award for Agriculture ISA was named the 2016 Agricultural Business Exporter Award winner this week, presented by Governor Bruce Rauner and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Office of Trade and Investment. The award is given for outstanding... Read more
Nominate a CCA for Soybean Master Adviser Award Do you know an experienced Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) who focuses on soybean management? Nominate him or her for the first Soybean Master Adviser award, presented by the ISA checkoff program. The award is part of ISA’s effort to recognize CCAs for... Read more
Large Soybean Crop Tests Illinois Transportation System According to USDA’s most recent crop production report, Illinois farmers have harvested 623 million bushels of soybeans to date. Ken Eriksen, senior vice president, Informa Economics IEG, says as Illinois experiences this record-setting event... Read more
Read the Voice for Soy Election Recap It is a historic month for U.S. and Illinois politics. New faces will fill seats in the White House, Congress and the General Assembly. Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is monitoring election results and the impact new representatives will have on soybean farmers... Read more
Grant Awarded for Illinois Container on Barge Shuttle Project ISA officials are pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration has awarded a $713,000 grant for the Illinois Container on Barge Shuttle Project. This 18-month demonstration project is a huge win for... Read more