Conservation Legacy Awards Deadline Extended to Sept. 15 Don’t miss the opportunity to share your farm's conservation story. Submit your application for the Conservation Legacy Award. The program showcases U.S. soybean farm management practices that are both environmentally friendly and profitable... Read more
Chinese Buyers Commit to Purchase Nearly $1.8 Billion of U.S. Soy As U.S. farmers prepare to harvest their 2016 soybean crops, customers in China are committing to purchase them. Buyers from China have committed to buy nearly $1.8 billion worth of U.S. soy, totaling 146 million bushels of U.S... Read more
Illinois Farmers Help Direct WISHH Program Four Illinois farmers will serve on the American Soybean Association's (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) Program Committee in 2016-2017, including Chairman Daryl Cates, Columbia; and Treasurer Stan Born, Dunlap. New WISHH member... Read more
USDA Forecasts Record Yields for Illinois USDA forecast record average corn and soybean yields for Illinois and Iowa in its August report, which was based on field survey data. USDA predicted Illinois soybean yields would average 57 bushels per acre, meaning the state would be on track to be top in... Read more
ISA Leaders See Changing Face of Urban Agriculture Members of the ISA executive committee recently toured the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS) to learn about their unique brand of hands-on learning that is changing the face of urban agriculture. Students led the tour and shared... Read more
Illinois Ag Responds to the Price of Pork This week, the Chicago Tribune released an animal welfare series focused on pork production in Illinois. Months ago, the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) chose to work with the investigative reporters to provide balance to their coverage... Read more
ISA Elects Leaders to Execute New Strategic Plan The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs elected two new board members and re-istated its current executive committee for a second term at the board's annual meeting in Springfield, Ill. Daryl Cates, of Columbia, was re... Read more
USSEC Announces EU Approval of Three Soy Events The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) today announced the long awaited European Union approval of three biotech soy traits for import and processing. The three stacked events are Monsanto’s Xtend (dicamba x glyphosate MON87708 x MON89788); Monsanto’... Read more
Illinois Soybean Growers Praises U.S. House for Passing GMO Labeling Bill Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) thanks the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Roberts-Stabenow GMO labeling compromise this week. This measure sets a national standard for GMO labeling and avoids individual state... Read more
One More Week to Register for the 2016 Yield Challenge If you are interested in participating in the 2016 Yield Challenge, time is running out. Farmers are welcome to enter as many plots as they like for $25 per entry. Complete a general interest form by July 15, 2016, so ISA knows who has entries... Read more