Check Crop Insurance Coverage Before Planting Early Unseasonably warm, dry weather may have farmers thinking about planting crops earlier than usual. Brian Frieden, USDA’s Risk Management Agency director for the Springfield Region, reminds producers that crops planted before the earliest planting... Read more
Follow Proper Procedure with Leftover Treated Soybean Seed The Chinese government and others have very strict rules forbidding the presence of treated seed in commodity soybean shipments arriving at international ports. Yet Chinese officials report they have detected some treated seed within U.S.-... Read more
Two Illinois Soybean Farmers Receive National Honors Two dedicated Illinois soybean farmer-leaders were honored Friday, March 2, during Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tenn. C.W. Gaffner, past ISA director from Greenville, Ill., received the American Soybean Association (ASA) Lifetime Achievement/... Read more
ISA Seeks Soybean Farmers for USB Nomination ISA is looking for farmersinterested in filling one of Illinois' four director positions with the United Soybean Board (USB). The position currently held by David Hartke, soybean farmer from Teutopolis, Ill., expires in December 2012. Hartke is eligible... Read more
Today is Last Chance to Register for Illinois Soybean Summit Today is the final day to register to attend the Illinois Soybean Summit, "Reaching Beyond Yield Obstacles." The day-long event will be held at Illinois State University's Bone Student Center on March 9, 2012. The conference, which is... Read more
Time to Nominate Soybean Varieties for 2012 VIPS Did you grow a high-yielding, high-quality soybean variety last year, or are you interested in learning more about available varieties? Nominate varieties online by February 28, 2012, to be included in the 2012 Variety Information Program for... Read more
Time to Nominate Soybean Varieties for 2012 VIPS Did you grow a high-yielding, high-quality soybean variety last year, or are you interested in learning more about available varieties? Nominate varieties online by February 28, 2012, to be included in the 2012 Variety Information Program for... Read more
Are You Ready for Weed Resistance? Weed resistance is a growing threat to soybean yields. ISA, along with industry partners Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences and BASF, will host three Illinois Weed Resistance Preparedness Training meetings next month to help soybean farmers prepare, defend and defeat the... Read more
ISA Wants Input on Roundup Ready 1 Patent Expiration Illinois soybean farmers are another year closer to expiration of the patent covering the Roundup Ready 1 (RR1) soybean trait, and ISA is interested in your thoughts about the issue. RR1 trait patent expiration means that farmers will no longer... Read more
ISA Seeks Soybean Farmers Interested in At-Large Director Positions ISA is making notice that applications are available for farmers interested in becoming candidates for at-large director positions representing the Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board (ISPOB) and ISA. Two of the six at-large... Read more

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