ISA Connects with Key Soybean Meal Customers Last week, a team of ISA directors and staff met with key U.S. soybean meal customers in Colombia and Panama during an ISA checkoff program trade mission. Just five years ago, most of Colombia’s soybean meal came from Argentina. Today, Colombia buys most... Read more
ISA Crop Sciences Scholarship Applications Due Next Week ISA’s crop sciences scholarship applications are still available through the IAA Foundation. A listing of the eligibility guidelines and application documents are available at . Completed applications must be submitted... Read more
Act Today to Urge Congress to Reinstate the Biodiesel Tax Credit The year 2017 ended without a biodiesel tax credit . The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate are in session and negotiating packages to fund the government that are set to expire today, Jan. 19. Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG... Read more
ISB Seeks Soybean Farmers for USB Nomination The Illinois Soybean Board (ISB) is looking for farmers interested in filling one of Illinois' four director positions with the United Soybean Board (USB). Lynn Rohrscheib, soybean farmer from Fairmount, Ill., is eligible for another term. Any soybean... Read more
Still Time to Register for Jan. 11 ILSoyAdvisor Soybean Summit There is still time to register for the 2018 ILSoyAdvisor Soybean Summit, which will provide tips to build bigger yields and better profits. The event will be held Jan. 11 at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre in Springfield. Farmer... Read more
Happy holidays and best wishes for a new year! ISA will not produce a December 29 update. The next update will be distributed January 5, 2018. Three B20 Club Members Named as Top Green Fleets in 2017 The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition has announced its Green Fleet Leadership Award winners for... Read more
ISA Leads Smart Farming Insights Summit in Chicago ISA hosted a successful Insights Summit (formerly Soy 2020), Dec. 12, at its Chicago office. Many industry representatives and farmer leaders gathered to discuss “smart farming” and listen to thought leaders from Microsoft, Iteris Inc.,... Read more
ISA Chairwoman Receives Young Leader Achievement Award Lynn Rohrscheib, ISA chairwoman and farmer from Fairmount, Ill., received the Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leader Achievement Award at the Illinois Farm Bureau annual meeting this week. The award recognizes young Farm Bureau members who... Read more
USDA Names Illinois Farmer, Others to United Soybean Board USDA last week appointed 19 farmers to serve the United Soybean Board for three-year terms, including Gary Berg, St. Elmo, Ill. USB works to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets and conduct research and promotion activities... Read more
HAPPY THANSGIVING FROM ISA! NO WEEKLY UPDATE IS SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 24. New Barn Open Houses Highlight Soybean Meal Market Growth Two upcoming hog barn open houses will share the latest technology for raising pigs, which eat 74 percent of the soybean meal fed in Illinois. On Nov. 27, the Matt... Read more