Weekly Updates

ISA Board Sets Priorities to Drive Results for Soybean Farmers Illinois Soybean Association board members passed a slate of new programs today to drive the organization forward. The goal of the Illinois Soybean Association is the utilization of 600 million bushels of soybeans by the year 2020. In... Read more
ISA Hosts Transportation Network Involvement Tour Thirty-seven attendees representing almost every aspect of the soybean-to-export market transportation chain this week learned about the many modes of transportation that enable soybean exports. To raise awareness of critical issues impacting... Read more
Illinois Soybean Growers Joins President at Infrastructure Rally Earlier this week on June 7, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) President Daryl Cates joined CEO Craig Ratajczyk, Director of Issues Management and Analysis Mike Levin and Transportation Lead Scott Sigman at President Trump’s... Read more
Diesel Mechanic Training Overcomes Biodiesel Misconceptions Diesel mechanics are learning about the benefits of biodiesel in a series of training sessions supported by the ISA checkoff program. Led by Steve Howell, a nationally known biodiesel expert, the sessions educate diesel mechanics on fuel... Read more
ISA to Sponsor World Pork Expo Midwest Agriculture Tour The ISA checkoff program will support a two-day industry tour highlighting the efficiencies of U.S. crop and hog production for international World Pork Expo attendees June 5-6. The tour will provide an up-close look at U.S. soybean, corn and... Read more
Join Discussion at June Critical Infrastructure Summit The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce to hold the First Annual Critical Infrastructure Conference June 6-7 in Collinsville, Ill. The ISA checkoff program is helping sponsor this conference, which will... Read more
State Transportation Secretary Emphasizes Local Government Value to Ag Illinois agriculture depends on a reliable infrastructure to efficiently move commodities. But there is much uncertainty about how to pay for infrastructure, according to speakers at the 10th annual Global Logistics Summit held... Read more
Soybeans Buoy Illinois Economy as Second Highest Export Soybeans became the second highest export from Illinois in 2016, according to the U.S. Cencus Bureau. The soybean export value to the state of Illinois increased 53 percent from 2015. About 60 percent of the soybeans grown in Illinois are... Read more
Soy Growers Look to White House Task Force on Key Issues The American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed establishment by the White House of a task force to address the challenges facing America’s farmers. According to an executive order, the task force will be led by Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue to... Read more
Soy in the City Visits Chicago’s Millennium Park The ISA checkoff program Soy in the City initiative set up a life-sized board game in Millennium Park near Cloud Gate, aka “the bean,” in downtown Chicago April 20. The game connected Chicago consumers with ISA farmers and partners to show consumers... Read more

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