Neil Sims: Growing more seafood for more people

Marine biologist Neil Anthony Sims, Co-CEO of Kampachi Farms, is working to produce sustainable seafood for a growing planet. Sims and his team used an Aquapod -- an unanchored fish pen tethered to a drifting boat that allows sashimi-grade Kampachi to be farmed in their natural environment up to 75... Read more

Sustainability Leaders Address Evolving Soybean Marketplace at ISA Symposium

CHICAGO, ILL—July 24, 2012 —National sustainability leaders expressed the need for continuous improvement and sharing soybean farmers’ sustainability stories. This is needed for Illinois soybean farmers to remain competitive in a changing global marketplace during an Illinois Soybean Association (... Read more

Research Examines Potential Animal Health Benefits of Soybean Meal

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – July 19, 2012 – Recent University of Illinois research funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff shows that soybean meal may help hogs fight disease. The findings indicate that soybean meal may offer advantages compared to synthetic amino acids. “The study results provide strong... Read more

New PodtoPlate.org Enhanced to Expand Resources for Teachers and Students

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – July 17, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) has unveiled the all-new podtoplate.org . The website, funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff, was revamped to include more content, resources and activities, including the Pod to Plate video series and 14 new coloring... Read more

Illinois Soybean Association and Kenny Wallace Team Up for Animal Agriculture

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – July 16, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and the soybean checkoff are partnering with celebrated NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace to show Chicagoland race fans how “Everyone Wins with Animal Agriculture.” On Sunday, July 22, at the Chicagoland Speedway NASCAR Nationwide... Read more

Getting to Know Bill Raben

Bill Raben is passionate about helping ISA increase membership. As the District 18 director from Ridgway, Ill., Raben represents the southernmost counties of Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Hamilton, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union and Williamson. "I wanted to serve on the... Read more

Drought update: Corn remains critical; soybean still hanging on

There is little good news on the drought front, according to University of Illinois professor of crop sciences Emerson Nafziger. Corn and soybean good to excellent ratings in Illinois are now at 19 and 20 percent, respectively, in Illinois. More than 90 percent of the soils are rated as short or... Read more

Using Soy-derived Protein Sources in Fish Feeds

To date, most fish meal replacement research has focused on grain products commonly used in other livestock feeds (i.e., corn, wheat and soybean meals). Soybean meal, instead of soy derivatives, was originally targeted due to its ready availability and low cost, but contrary to what nutritionists... Read more

ISA Members Discuss Farm Bill in D.C.

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – July 11, 2012 -- Congressman Bobby Schilling from the 17th district in western Illinois (second from left) took a brief break outside the U.S. House Agriculture Committee meeting room today to meet with Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) members. ISA representatives also met with... Read more

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

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