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

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

Illinois Soybean Checkoff Funds Biodiesel Training for Diesel Tech Students

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – June 27, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), with funding from the soybean checkoff, recently hosted two biodiesel training workshops for community college diesel technician students and their instructors. The goal is to provide students with the background they need... Read more

ISA Welcomes ADM as New Executive Partner

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – June 27, 2012 – In an effort to develop comprehensive relationships with industry partners while maintaining strategic objectives, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is pleased to announce its newest executive corporate partner, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM). The ISA... Read more

ISA Supports Senate Farm Bill Passage, Urges House Action as Soon as Possible

Bloomington, IL -- June 21, 2012 -- The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) supports the U.S. Senate's passage of the 2012 Farm Bill today, and urges the U.S. House of Representatives to similarly take quick action on the legislation. ISA has encouraged lawmakers to pass a bill that helps soybean... Read more

Turkish Ministry of Ag Delegation Builds Connection with Illinois Soybean Farmers

Bloomington, IL -- June 21, 2012 -- A Turkish Ministry of Agriculture delegation was in Illinois last week to learn more about Illinois soybean production and begin to build a connection with the state's farmers. Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) directors hosted the mission as part of larger... Read more

Getting to Know Pat Dumoulin

Pat Dumoulin or her husband, Bill, have run for and held the ISA District 2 director position to represent northeastern Illinois for nearly 24 years. The Dumoulins, who farm near Hampshire with two sons and a son-in-law, have a corn, soybean and pork production operation. "I encouraged Bill to run... Read more

Illinois Soybean Farmer Conveys Support for Current Biotech Labeling Policy

BLOOMINGTON, ILL -- June 18, 2012 -- Mandatory labeling of foods containing biotech ingredients could disrupt food supplies and increase consumer food costs. The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) supports the Council on Science and Public Health's Report 2 that reinforces the science and safety of... Read more

SoyCam.com Offers In-depth Look at Illinois Soybean Production

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – June 18, 2012 – Soybean farmers from across Illinois are nearly finished with spring planting. For the third year in a row, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is making it easy for web users to see soybean production in action. At SoyCam.com – funded by the Illinois soybean... Read more