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
ISA Checkoff Program Awards Scholarships ISA has chosen seven college students to receive crop science scholarships for the 2016-17 school year. The scholarships are funded through the ISA checkoff program. Six recipients are enrolled at the University of Illinois and one attends Western Illinois... Read more
Research Calculates Soybean Meal Use for Meat and Poultry Exports The United Soybean Board (USB) released an analysis of soybean meal exported as meat and poultry products. The study found that on average during the past 10 years, the U.S. exported 18.7 percent of pork production, 18 percent of... Read more
ISA Checkoff Program Funds Tuna Fish Feed Research The ISA checkoff program is funding research to feed soy protein to farm-ranched tuna. Fish nutritionists have developed and are analyzing feed options tailored to the dietary needs and texture preferences of tuna fish. This summer, feeding trials... Read more
ISA Participates in Global Poultry Export Conference Chickens and turkeys eat 54 percent of the soybean meal fed in the U.S. Meat and eggs from those birds are exported. Two ISA directors, Gary Berg and Sharon Covert, recently attended the U.S.A. Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC)... Read more

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