Deadline for ISA Crop Sciences Scholarship Applications is Feb. 1 ISA, with funding from the soybean checkoff, is offering up to 10 college scholarships worth $4,000 each for the 2013-14 school year. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2013. Scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in crop... Read more
Add your Voice for Soy for Farm Bill, 2013 Legislative Agendas How will you respond to legislation that affects your farm in 2013? This year holds ambitious agendas, from state budget reform to implementation of a new five-year farm bill. Coupled with these issues, Illinois has a large number of... Read more
ISA Looks to Help Farmers Protect Profits, Market Share The downward trend in soybean protein and oil levels continues, even after years of efforts to raise awareness about the importance of soybean composition. The trend contributes to lower elevator prices and declining Illinois soybean market... Read more
Illinois Soybean Growers to Push 113th Congress for New Farm Bill As part of the "fiscal cliff" package this week, the U.S. Senate and House reached a deal that will help soybean growers manage risk and allow important foreign market development programs to continue. Congress also made permanent... Read more
ASA Provides Views on Farm Bill to Ag Committees The American Soybean Association (ASA) sent a letter last week to members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees detailing its position on key provisions of their respective versions of the 2012 Farm Bill. ASA stated support for maintaining... Read more
ISA Honors Retiring Directors, Industry Leaders ISA honored retiring directors and several agricultural leaders during its meeting this week in Chicago: Doug Winter, Mill Shoals, Ill., District 16 director Dale Crawford, Sullivan, Ill., District 10 director Pat Dumoulin, Hampshire, Ill., District 2... Read more
ASA Leader Stresses Importance of Farm Bill Decision American Soybean Association (ASA) farmer leaders joined others from the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Milk Producers Federation, National Corn Growers Association and National Association of Wheat Growers in a meeting this week with... Read more
EPA Keeps Renewable Fuels Levels in Place After Considering State Requests The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it found no evidence to support a finding of severe “economic harm” that would warrant granting a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2). The decision is based... Read more
Illinois Farm Families Volunteer Katie Pratt is National Finalist Illinois Farm Families (IFF) volunteer and farm mom from Dixon, Ill., Katie Pratt could become the ‘Face of Farming and Ranching.’ On Thursday, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance announced that Pratt has been selected as one of... Read more
Workshops Provide Education about Soybean Component Value Choosing better soybean varieties, with an eye to yield and protein and oil content, can help farmers maximize value and profitability. That was one of the key takeaways at this week’s “What’s in a Bean? What’s in it for Me?” workshop... Read more