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Biotech Q&A - January 2013 (1-23-2013)Midwest soybean farmers have had access to Roundup Ready 1 (RR1) soybean trait technology since the mid-1990s. Monsanto patented the biotech trait with tolerance to glyphosate herbicides and incorporated the trait into soybean seed in the early 1990s. U.S. patents are only granted for a 20-year period, however, so Monsanto's RR1 trait patent is about to expire. Here's what you need to know about the change.
Resources in Illinois for Soybean Buyers (11-27-2012)This SoyIllinois publication includes a comprehensive list of resources for foreign and domestic buyers of Illinois soybeans and soybean products.
INTSOY 2011 Brochure (4-6-2011)This brochure gives all the details about INTSOY 2011, “Processing and Marketing Soybeans for Meat, Dairy, Baking and Snack Applications.” This five-day event runs June 5-10, 2011, at the National Soybean Research Laboratory (NSRL) at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Letter to IEPA on Pesticide Permits (1-11-2011)This letter to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency expresses general concerns regarding the Draft National Pollutant Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Point Source Discharges from the Application of Pesticides and how it would affect Illinois agriculture.
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The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) represents more than 45,000 soybean farmers in Illinois through the state soybean checkoff and membership efforts. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and profitability research, promotion, issues management and analysis, communications and education. Membership and advocacy efforts support Illinois soybean farmer interests in local areas, Springfield and Washington, D.C. ISA programs are designed to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the global marketplace.