Champaign County Farmer Sets New State Soybean Yield Record If outstanding soybean yields are the mission, it’s “mission accomplished” for Champaign County farmer Jason Lakey and his father, Robert. The pair set a new verified state soybean yield record of 108.3 bushels per acre as part of ISA's... Read more
Soybean Checkoff Helps Promote Sumptuous Pork Meals in Japan Japan is a high-value market for pork exports. With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) approved for consideration by participating countries, Japan also is a strategic market for export growth. Through the U.S. Meat Export Federation (... Read more
Two Illinois Farmers Appointed to United Soybean Board U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack appointed 17 new members and one alternate to the United Soybean Board (USB) last week, including two ISA board members, Gary Berg, St. Elmo, Ill.; and Lynn Rohrscheib, Fairmount, Ill. Rohrscheib currently serves... Read more
Soybean Checkoff Supports Strategic Poultry Export Investments Because chickens and turkeys eat about half the soybean meal produced in the U.S., ISA invests in key export markets through the U.S.A. Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC). Cultural perceptions in many countries are barriers to... Read more
Illinois Soybean Farmers Join B-Partisan Delegation to Cuba Members of the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) returned home this week following a high-level, bi-partisan trade mission to Cuba, which included U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos and Rodney Davis and other agriculture and industry leaders... Read more
ISA Inducted into ISU Hall of Fame ISA recently was honored as a corporate inductee into the Illinois State University College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Alumni Hall of Fame. Nominations are based on performance in the profession; demonstrated leadership in the profession or the... Read more
Illinois Growers Push for 100 Bushels ISA’s annual Yield Challenge includes a race to top 100 bushels. Last year’s winner, Dan Arkels, and several others are gunning for the top spot. Now that combines are rolling, look for reports in ISA’s Weekly Updates, on our blog and in the... Read more
Illinois Advances Partnership with Taiwanese Soybean Buyers ISA Chairman Daryl Cates joined Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and a delegation of 21 Taiwanese soy industry representatives to sign a Letter of Intent to purchase Illinois soybeans and products, Sept. 18. ISA continues to build strong... Read more
Public-Private Partnerships Represented at Waterways Conference ISA Transportation and Export Infrastructure Lead Scott Sigman attended the National Waterways Conference, Sept. 16-18, in Little Rock, Ark., joining top civilian and uniformed leadership from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S... Read more
Sharon Covert Reelected to U.S. Soybean Export Council Board Sharon Covert, soybean farmer from Tiskilwa, Ill., and ISA director, was reelected this week as director and secretary of the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). Covert, who is one of 15 directors on the board, will continue to serve on... Read more