ISA Works with Infrastructure Expert to Spotlight Defunct Rural Bridge Problems

DEKALB, ILL - November 14, 2013 - The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) recently teamed up with author and infrastructure expert Dan McNichol to expose the economic harm that failing roads and bridges cause for Illinois communities. McNichol has embarked on a cross-country trip through January... Read more

Study Finds Soybeans Maintain Quality in Containers

BLOOMINGTON, ILL -- June 20, 2013 -- A growing number of soybean customers choose to import soybeans via containers to take advantage of specific characteristics, such as high protein, oil or grade factor. A recent checkoff-funded study sponsored by the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) confirms... Read more

Ag and Transportation Industry Collaborate at ISA Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ag and Transportation Industry Collaborate at ISA Summit Focus to move from talking about to fixing infrastructure issues JOLIET, ILL. -- June 17, 2013 -- National and international agriculture and transportation industry stakeholders discussed ways to fix transportation... Read more

ISA to Host Transportation Summit June 13

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. -- April 16, 2013 – Farmers strive for the greatest on-farm efficiency and profitability. However, soybean checkoff-funded studies show inefficient transportation due to crumbling, decades-old infrastructure often threatens farmer bottom lines. To help fix the issue, the Illinois... Read more

Illinois Soybean Farmers: Let's Find A Way to Fix Crumbling Infrastructure

BLOOMINGTON, ILL -- April 10, 2013 -- Illinois soybean farmers on Monday stressed the need to "find a way" to fix current infrastructure problems that limit efficient and effective movement of goods, including soybeans. Backed by soybean checkoff-funded research just released by the Illinois... Read more

Illinois Soybean Farmers Meet with Shipping Execs in Asia

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – February 7, 2013 – Several Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) directors and staff recently traveled to Asia on a checkoff-funded mission to promote the state's transportation system and discuss ways to improve shipping the state's soybeans to customers around the world. "The... Read more

Ԕhis Bridge Needs More SupportԠis Key Result of Checkoff-Funded Illinois Study

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – October 2, 2012 – Illinois' rural bridge deterioration creates bigger problems than just unsightly, crumbling concrete. A study funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff finds neglected bridges in key farming regions erode the state's global economic advantages. "Transportation... Read more

Global Logistics Summit Features Soybean Transportation Infrastructure Work

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – September 24, 2012 – Infrastructure research and education efforts are creating tangible results for the transportation industry and beyond. Some of the results funded by Illinois soybean farmers were presented during the Global Logistics Summit held last week in Bolingbrook, Ill... Read more

River Closures Reveal Impact Lock or Dam Failure Could Have on Soybean Industry

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – August 28, 2012 – Inland waterways provide vital transportation routes for the state's soybeans to reach customers. This summer's drought has limited full use of the river system. Similarly, a recent study partially funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff illustrates the... Read more

ISA Supports Grant Applications for Critical Infrastructure Improvements

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – April 19, 2012 – Improving and expanding Illinois transportation infrastructure is critical for the continued growth and long-term competitiveness of the state's soybean farmers. Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) farmer leaders hope two state applications to receive Federal... Read more