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
ISG Supports U.S. Action in United Nations Cuba Vote The Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is pleased for the first time in 25 years the United States abstained in a vote by the United Nations General Assembly as it again adopted a resolution to renew its call for an end to the economic, commercial... Read more
USDA Nudges Record Illinois Yield Estimates Higher USDA last week raised its statewide average corn yield by two bushels to a record 202 bushels per acre, and hiked its soybean estimate to 62 bushels per acre. Iowa’s average soybean yield was unchanged, while Indiana's average was increased from 58... Read more
Pork Promotion Builds Demand in Mexico With the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), the ISA checkoff program maintains a long-term investment in Mexico pork promotion. The demand development campaign combines TV ads, signage and in-store promotions. During the five years of the campaign, U.S. pork... Read more
Is 2016 Another Soybean Yield Record Year? Harvest is underway, and we’ll soon know if Illinois will set another soybean yield record. In 2014, Dan Arkels produced 104-bushel beans in north central Illinois, and last season, Jason Lakey reached 108 bushels in central Illinois. It has been a... Read more
Last Day to Register for Kellogg Leadership Experience The Illinois Agriculture Leadership Program (IALP) partners with the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University to provide advanced leadership education. That learning experience will be offered as a seminar Jan. 16-18,... Read more
A New Direction for the Illinois Soybean Growers - Policy Engagement Beginning in October, the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) will focus more on policy issues affecting Illinois soybean producers to keep positive legislation in place and motivate leaders to ensure American agriculture remains... Read more
USDA Forecasts Record Soybean Production for 2016 Illinois is expected to be the highest-producing soybean state this year, with an average yield of 60 bushels per acre. That is significantly higher than the average national yield forecast of 50.6 bushels per acre. USDA estimates total US soybean... Read more