International grain marketing company Cargill is the latest organization to join a new partnership program with the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) to help advance the soybean industry in the state. As a corporate partner, Cargill will collaborate with Illinois soybean farmers to improve soybean yields and quality.
"The partnership is a win-win for both organizations," said Matt Hughes ISA chairman and soybean farmer from Shirley, Ill. "Cargill resources will enable our association to reach more farmers with information that can help them be more productive and profitable."
Amie Thesingh, national marketing leader of Cargill AgHorizons, described the partnership as "an effective way for Cargill to connect more closely with growers about the feed, food and industrial needs of our soybean processing business."
ISA began its corporate partnership program in 2011 to involve more agricultural companies in improving the value of Illinois soybeans for the domestic and international customers. The crop has a variety of uses, including livestock feed, food products and industrial bioproducts.
About theIllinois Soybean Association
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is the statewide membership organization for Illinois soybean farmers. With support from dues-paying members and corporate partners, ISA lobbies for legislation, regulations and other policies that may affect freedom to operate. The farmers on the ISA board administer both legislative and membership programs. The mission is to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the global marketplace. For more information, contact ISA at 309-662-3373, or visit www.ilsoy.org.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in1865, the privately held company employs 142,000 people in 66 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. More information is available at.Cargill.com.