Illinois Reclaims Title of Top Soybean-Producing State Illinois has regained the title of top soybean-producing state for the first time since 2003, according to USDA estimates. USDA's November Crop Production Report estimates Illinois farmers raised 460.6 million bushels of soybeans in 2013 on 9.4... Read more
ISA Anniversary Celebration Continues at Illinois Commodity Conference ISA is Embracing the Past,and Envisioning the Future by celebrating its 50th anniversary and 100 years of Illinois soybean production at the Illinois Commodity Conference , Nov. 26, in Normal, Ill. The year-long celebration... Read more
USDA Estimates Illinois is Top Soybean Production State As ISA celebrates 50 years of the organization's existence and 100 years of soybean production, Illinois has moved back into the number one state soybean production ranking. In USDA's December crop production report, the agency estimates... Read more
Illinois Cuba Working Group attends Trade Event in Havana The Illinois Cuba Working Group (ICWG), which was established under a resolution passed in the Illinois General Assembly, participated in a conference trade event in Havana, Cuba, Nov. 4-7. ISA is part of the group of food and grain... Read more
Ask Legislators to Support RFS Volumes for Biodiesel A draft proposal circulating in Washington, D.C. would set the biodiesel volume allowed under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for next year at 1.28 billion gallons. This would be a devastating blow to the U.S. biodiesel industry and to Illinois... Read more
ISG Joins Legislators in Support for Water Infrastructure Funding ISA Director Rob Shaffer joined Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos in a press conference Thursday in Peoria to promote the Water Infrastructure Now Public-Private Partnership Act. The act would create a pilot... Read more
ISA Kicks Off 50th Anniversary at Farm Progress Show ISA kicked off its year-long 50th anniversary celebration and recognition of 100 years of soybean production at Farm Progress Show, Aug. 27-29. A reception was held on Wednesday, and many past and present board members, farmers and soybean... Read more
ISA to Kick Off 50th Anniversary at Farm Progress Show ISA will kick off its year-long 50th anniversary celebration at Farm Progress Show, Aug. 27-29. At the same time, ISA is celebrating the rich history of the past 100 years of soybean production in Illinois. ISA is embracing the past – the... Read more
Let Your Voice be Heard at ISG's Make Your Mark BBQs Illinois soybean farmers are invited to attend the Illinois Soybean Growers' (ISG) Make Your Mark BBQs next week. Events will be held in DeKalb County, Aug. 21, and in Peoria County, Aug. 22. Come share your thoughts on government regulations and... Read more
ISA Discusses Bridge Improvements, Funding Options with Peoria, State Officials ISA and ag industry leaders met with Peoria County and Illinois Department of Transportation officials Aug. 7 in Peoria. Discussions centered on how fixing Illinois roads and bridges will benefit local economies,... Read more