Still Time to Register for the ILSoyAdvisor.com Yield Challenge Illinois soybean farmers still have time to enter the 2017 ILSoyAdvisor.com Yield Challenge contest, which kicked off in April. In 2016, many contestants achieved yields in the upper-80 to mid-90-bushel range—a big improvement over the... Read more
Biodiesel Draws Crowds at Farm Progress Show Biodiesel was a crowd-pleaser at the ISA tent at Farm Progress Show, Aug. 29-31 in Decatur, Ill. Oklahoma soybean farmer and land speed record-holder Brent Hajek met with attendees and posed for photos with his B20-fueled Ford F-250. Hajek broke the land... Read more
Chinese Soybean Buyers Visit Illinois The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) brought a trade team of soybean buyers from China to Illinois this week. ISA hosted the group for three days, visiting a soybean farm, the Farm Progress Show and the ISA office in Bloomington. The visitors learned about... Read more
Act Now: Ask EPA to increase RFS Volumes, Rewrite WOTUS Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) urges farmers to submit comment letters to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on two important issues: establishing higher Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for biomass-based diesel for 2019 and... Read more
Help Prove Illinois Farmers are Sustainability Leaders Join ISA in completing this short checkoff-funded survey . The results will help demonstrate how American soybean farmers continue to improve their economic, social and environmental stewardship practices. The survey is confidential and takes... Read more
Sign Up for ILSoyAdvisor.com 4Rs Webinar Aug. 23 ILSoyAdvisor will host a webinar on soil fertility and soil testing, Aug. 23, from 10-11 a.m. Presented by Terry D. Wyciskalla, CPAg/CCA/4R Certified, the webinar will discuss soil sampling and analysis when planning for high-yield soybeans. One CEU... Read more
Do What’s Right with Dicamba Everyone involved with production agriculture in Illinois has a critical role to play in the proper stewardship of new products, such as dicamba-based herbicides, including strict adherence to all label guidelines. Working with other groups, the Illinois Soybean... Read more
Dicamba Technology Demands Multiple Levels of Stewardship Everyone involved with production agriculture in Illinois has a critical role to play in the proper stewardship of new products, such as dicamba-based herbicides, including strict adherence to all label guidelines. Working with other groups... Read more
Illinois Soybean Board Elects New Leadership at Annual Meeting This week, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) elected Lynn Rohrscheib, Fairmount, as its new chairwoman. Rohrscheib succeeds Daryl Cates, Columbia, who served as chairman for the past two years. Other Executive Committee members... Read more
Transportation Infrastructure has Vital Role in Moving Agriculture Forward The Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) recently released The Vital Role of U.S. Transportation Infrastructure in Moving Agriculture Forward , a white paper authored by Mike Levin, ISA director of... Read more

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