Record-Breaking Yield Challenge Participation Raises Bar on Innovation

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – June 28, 2012 – With the July 1 official registration and planning deadline only days away, the third annual Illinois Yield Challenge is well underway with nearly 50 teams and 300 plots across the state confirmed. Created by the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and funded by... Read more

U of I Scientists Look to China for Increased Soybean Yields

Bloomington, Ill. – June 11, 2012 – In new research funded by the soybean checkoff, University of Illinois and USDA-ARS researchers are exploring the genetic potential of exotic soybean lines from China to increase yields for United States farmers. “Yields are a farmer’s biggest concern,” says Dan... Read more

ISA/Farm Journal Soybean College Offers Growers Practical, Hands-on Training

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – May 21, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is hosting Farm Journal’s Soybean College at the Corn College Campus in Heyworth, Ill., on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff, Soybean College is designed to equip growers with production... Read more

Checkoff-Funded Research Shows Early Soybean Planting Boosts Yield Potential

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – April 26, 2012 – Each day Illinois farmers delay soybean planting can negatively affect yields, according to the latest University of Illinois research. Funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff and conducted at six sites throughout Illinois, researchers found the highest yields... Read more

ISA Announces 2011 Yield Challenge Student Team Winners

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. -- April 19, 2012 -- The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) recently announced the high school and college team winners of the soybean checkoff-supported 2011 Yield Challenge. Gallatin County High School's FFA chapter from Junction, Ill., earned first place in the high school... Read more

2012 Yield Challenge Promotes New Production Strategies and Technologies

Registration Deadline Approaching Fast BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is encouraging any Illinois soybean grower interested in achieving higher yields and profit potential to sign up for the 2012 Yield Challenge before the April 15 registration deadline. Established by... Read more

Inaugural Illinois Soybean Summit Educates Growers on Methods for Increasing Yields

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- March 16, 2012 -- The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) hosted nearly 400 soybean farmers, agronomists and agribusiness representatives at the first-ever Illinois Soybean Summit on March 9. Built around the theme of "Reaching Beyond Yield Obstacles," the Summit was established... Read more

Illinois Soybean Association Joins Industry Partners in Helping Farmers Defeat Weeds

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – January 27, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) along with industry partners, Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and BASF, will host three Illinois Weed Resistance Preparedness Training meetings next month. ISA and its partners want to help soybean farmers around the state... Read more

Inaugural Illinois Soybean Summit Focuses on Increasing Yields, Profitability

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- January 20, 2012 -- The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is hosting the first-ever Illinois Soybean Summit, "Reaching Beyond Yield Obstacles," at Illinois State University's Bone Student Center on March 9, 2012. This conference -- funded in part by the Illinois soybean... Read more