Why does Illinois need a soybean checkoff program?
Soybean checkoff programs allow soybean farmers to invest in programs that enhance markets and the overall value of soybeans. Producer checkoff programs are a valuable tool in building new demand and educating on issues that threaten the future of farming.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.