Weekly Updates

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
Feed Research Shows Promise for Sustainable Tuna Farming The possibility of truly sustainable tuna aquaculture is closer to reality due to a recent breakthrough in feed formulation research. Results were presented at the Offshore Mariculture Conference in Ensenada, Mexico, last month by Alejandro... Read more
Videos Explain Benefits of Livestock Diversification A series of five short videos created through the ISA checkoff program highlight the benefits and first steps for diversifying a farm with livestock. Segments from the full video feature barn location, financial considerations, contracts,... Read more
ASA President Ron Moore from Illinois Provides Farm Policy Testimony In testimony before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management this week, American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Illinois soybean farmer Ron Moore spoke on the need for strong... Read more
Petitions Available for District Director Elections Petitions are available for growers interested in running for open director positions with the Illinois Soybean Board (ISB). Petitions can be obtained from the Illinois Department of Agriculture, local University of Illinois Extension offices and... Read more
Comment Now: Tell EPA to Stop Insecticide Overreach Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) urges farmers to submit a comment letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asking that they reconsider the proposed environmental risk assessments of the pyrethroid class of insecticides, including... Read more

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