Over the last two decades, farmer-implemented sustainable practices have made a considerable difference in Illinois. This infographic helps illustrate the scale and significance of these environmentally conscious efforts.

Illinois farmer’s voluntary conversion of cropland to wetlands is restoring an incredible amount of natural habitat acreage to the state.

Changes in tillage practices, along with more efficient use of cropland, has led to a significant improvement in our soil health and reduction in erosion.

Our farmers are practicing conservation tillage more than ever before, a trend that’s been taking shape over the last two decades.

Soybean growers are of course committed to taking care of the land they farm. But did you realize the greater impact farming has on local communities? 

Minimizing the land we need for crop production is more important today than ever before. That’s why continuing to find ways to grow more and use fewer inputs will always be at the core of our farming practices. 

Sustainability has mattered to farmers for decades. Not only is it good for the planet, but sustainability is critical for many of us to keep our operations up and running. 

Techniques like conservation tillage are helping growers reduce soil erosion and maintain water quality. Not only do these practices benefit the environment, but they preserve the land for future generations.

We all face the long-term issues of preserving natural resources, and soybean growers are no exception. The challenge is to find a balance between ag production, conservation and feeding the world. 

Soybean growers are using fuel to produce their crops, but the crops themselves are part of alternative fuel production. Biodiesel is growing in popularity, and it plays an important role in local economies.