Save the Dates for 2016 Illinois Soybean Summit ISA will hold its annual Soybean Summit in three locations in 2016. The free, one-day events will be held in Effingham, Ill., at the Keller Convention Center Jan. 29; in Peoria, Ill., ant the Peoria Civic Center, Feb. 25; and in Rockford, Ill., at... Read more
ISG Issues Comments Following RFS Final Rule Release Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is encouraged by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Final Rule. The rule sets the biomass-based diesel volumes at the following levels: 2014–1.63 billion gallons; 2015–1... Read more
Farm Assets Conference to be Held Next Week The first annual Farm Assets Conference will be held Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal, Ill. The conference, hosted by WILL AG, hopes to bring together all of Illinois agriculture for a full day of sessions and... Read more
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