River COB Shuttle Program Offers Illinois Soy Opportunities A recently completed study funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff finds a river container-on-barge (COB) shuttle program is not only feasible, but also offers Illinois soybean farmers more access to international soybean markets and... Read more
Study Confirms Illinois Animal Ag's Solid Economic Impact An updated study about the contribution of animal agriculture to Illinois’ economy shows the industry continues to serve as an economic engine in both rural and urban areas. The production sector contributes $3.5 billion of total impact and... Read more
ISA Evaluates Cuban Market Potential Illinois soybean farmers are losing market share in Cuba to competitors who are geographically more distant. In 2006, the U.S. had more than 75 percent of the market share of Cuba's soybean meal and oil imports. Today, Brazil has more than 75 percent. ISA... Read more
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

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