How does the soy checkoff help individual soybean farmers?
Providing farmers with innovative research on soybean production is one of the soy checkoff’s most important jobs. The checkoff funds a variety of trials, test plots and collaboration with university researchers to provide farmers with valuable information that helps them make informed crop-management decisions and improve their bottom lines. On a broader level, the soy checkoff helps to grow existing markets for soy and create new ones through promotion, advocacy, and education.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) represents more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois through the state soybean checkoff and membership efforts. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and profitability research, promotion, issues management and analysis, communications and education. Membership and advocacy efforts support Illinois soybean farmer interests in local areas, Springfield and Washington, D.C. ISA programs are designed to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the marketplace.