Farm Bill Now Coalition Unites Farm Groups in Push for Farm Bill The American Soybean Association (ASA) has joined a coalition of 39 other agricultural organizations in an effort to raise public awareness of the need for Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm... Read more
ISA Commends Efforts on Illinois Agriculture Bills ISA supports legislation signed into law at Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair. Most notably, a bill was signed into law that creates the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC), which will support fertilizer and nutrient... Read more
ISA Leaders Address Farm Topics with Senator Durbin Drought and the farm bill are topics at the front of Illinois soybean farmers' minds and topics Illinois Senator Richard Durbin addressed at a stop on Monday, Aug. 6, at the Evergreen FS Yuton Elevator facility near Bloomington, Ill. ISA Chairman... Read more
ISA Elects 2012-13 Executive Committee The ISA board of directors has elected its 2012-13 leadership and filled open district and at-large director positions. Bill Wykes, Yorkville, Ill., was elected to serve as chairman for the new year. Former chairman Matt Hughes, Shirley, Ill., was appointed by... Read more
U.S. Soybean Crop Continues to Deteriorate The U.S. soybean crop is suffering from the worst drought conditions since 1956. USDA statistics show that crop conditions dropped to their worst in about 25 years. According to USDA, the percent of Illinois soybeans rated good to excellent stands at 17... Read more
Illinois Counties Declared Drought Disaster Areas USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack last week declared 18 Illinois counties as primary natural disaster areas, due to the drought. Those counties are Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Lawrence, Massac, Pope, Pulaski... Read more
ISA Pleased to See Swift House Ag Committee Farm Bill Passage ISA members are pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee has passed their version of the 2012 Farm Bill. ISA now urges the full House to take action on the legislation prior to its August recess. Current... Read more
ISA District Director Elections to be Held July 10 ISA district director elections will be held Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at each county Extension office in districts where vacancies exist. Elections will be held in conjunction with other state checkoff program elections. Six districts will hold... Read more
Sustainability Forum Connects Farm Decisions with Global Demands ISA is hosting a first-ever global soybean sustainability symposium and panel discussion in Chicago, Tuesday, July 24. The soybean-checkoff funded event is for anyone interested in understanding global sustainability demands, how... Read more
ISA Annual Meeting, Board Director Elections Next Month Two Illinois Program Operating Board at-large director positions will expire on July 31, 2012. Three nominees have applied for the two positions. Both will be elected by a quorum of soybean producers in attendance at the Illinois Soybean... Read more