USSEC Announces EU Approval of Three Soy Events The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) today announced the long awaited European Union approval of three biotech soy traits for import and processing. The three stacked events are Monsanto’s Xtend (dicamba x glyphosate MON87708 x MON89788); Monsanto’... Read more
Illinois Soybean Growers Praises U.S. House for Passing GMO Labeling Bill Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) thanks the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling compromise this week. This measure sets a national standard for GMO labeling and avoids individual state... Read more
One More Week to Register for the 2016 Yield Challenge If you are interested in participating in the 2016 Yield Challenge, time is running out. Farmers are welcome to enter as many plots as they like for $25 per entry. Complete a general interest form by July 15, 2016, so ISA knows who has entries... Read more
Board District Director Elections Next Week Several Illinois soybean districts will hold elections July 7 for open director positions with the Illinois Soybean Board (ISB). The ISB, through the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff program, funds market development, soybean production and... Read more
Vote during Illinois Soybean Board District Director Elections July 7 Several Illinois soybean districts will hold elections July 7 for open director positions with the Illinois Soybean Board (ISB). The ISB board through the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff program funds market development,... Read more
“Soy in the City” Chicago Consumer Outreach Effort Begins Soon Be on the lookout for Soy in the City this summer. Through this initiative, ISA will connect with Chicago area consumers, especially millennials and select state legislators, to share how soybeans impact their daily lives and their... Read more
ISA Supports International Pork Industry Tour Before the World Pork Expo this week, the ISA checkoff program helped the National Pork Producers Council show visitors from around the world the value and efficiency of U.S. crop and hog production. International tour participants included pork... Read more
Three State Soybean Farmers Join Mission to Cuba Three Illinois soybean farmers visited Cuba last week as part of a U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC) delegation. The group included Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) Secretary Doug Schroeder of Mahomet, District 17 Director David Droste of... Read more
Soybean Producers Meet with Cuban Leaders Three Illinois soybean farmers visited Cuba this week from May 23-26 as part of a U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC) delegation. The group included Illinois Soybean Growers Secretary Doug Schroeder of Mahomet, District 17 Director David Droste of... Read more
Illinois Farmer Dan Arkels Guns For 150-Bushel Soybeans In 2014, Dan Arkels, soybean farmer from Peru, Ill., became the first verified 100-plus bushel soybean grower in Illinois with 104 bushel per acre beans. In 2015, Jason and Robert Lakey topped his record yield in Champaign County with a bin-... Read more

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