Focus on Soybean Oil

The sharp increase in soybean prices that began in June 2012 and peaked in early September 2012 was carried more by soybean meal prices than by soybean oil prices. From the June low to the September peak, January 2013 soybean futures increased by 43 percent, January soybean meal futures increased... Read more

Illinois Soybean Association Announces 2012 Yield Challenge Winners

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – November 26, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) recently announced the winning teams that participated in the 2012 Yield Challenge . Farmers and sponsors who participated were recognized for outstanding achievements as they explored different approaches to boost... Read more

Update on Frogeye Leaf Spot and Strobilurin Fungicide Resistance

As reported in previous articles in the Bulletin (see articles from 2010 and 2011 ), strains of the fungus that causes frogeye leaf spot of soybean, Cercospora sojina , that are resistant to strobilurin fungicides have been observed in the U.S. since 2010. In 2012, soybean samples affected by... Read more

ISA Selects New Soy Ambassador Leadership Class

ISA Selects New Soy Ambassador Leadership Class BLOOMINGTON, ILL – November 20, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) has announced its new leadership class of Soy Ambassadors. The program, funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff, is a two-year program made up of a select group of soybean... Read more

Congressman Tim Johnson Receives 2012 Friend of Agriculture Award

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – November 21, 2012 – Congressman Tim Johnson was awarded the 2012 Friend of Agriculture Award at the Illinois Commodity Conference held in Bloomington Tuesday, Nov. 20. “Johnson has been an active voice for farmers in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade,” says Bill Wykes, a... Read more

Soybean Farmers Learn ABCs of Increasing Profits at Regional ISA Workshops

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Soybean Farmers Learn ABCs of Increasing Profits at Regional ISA Workshops BLOOMINGTON, ILL.—November 16, 2012— Increasing protein and oil content of Illinois soybeans is one secret to enhancing farmer profitability and protecting market share from Brazil, representatives from... Read more

ISA Crop Sciences Scholarship Applications Available December 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLOOMINGTON, ILL – November 15, 2012 – Applications for the Illinois Soybean Association's (ISA) college crop sciences scholarships will be available Dec. 1, 2012. The scholarships, which are funded through the soybean checkoff, support the education of future soybean... Read more

C-BMP Seeks Illinois Soybean Fields for Strip-till Study

BLOOMINGTON, ILL.–November 14, 2012-- The Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (C-BMP), Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA) and Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) are looking for soybean farmers in the Indian Creek and Lake Bloomington watershed districts to allow field-... Read more

Soybean Checkoff-Supported Project Chosen for Time's Best Inventions List

BLOOMINGTON, ILL -- November 5, 2012 -- The next-generation aquaculture technology behind the Velella Mariculture Project has been named to Time Magazine's "50 Best Inventions of 2012" list. Citing the growing global demand for Omega 3-rich marine fish and flat wild fish catches, Time highlighted... Read more

Illinois Soybean Production Guide Provides Tips to Improve Yields

BLOOMINGTON, ILL -- October 31, 2012 -- A new soybean checkoff-funded booklet called "Illinois Soybean Production Guide-Systematic Strategies to Increasing Yields" provides soybean farmers with the latest applied research results and tips to improve yield potential at each stage of soybean... Read more