The Illinois Soybean Association, representing 43,000 soybean farmers across the state, is committed to the following state and federal policy priorities in 2023. The policies were reviewed and approved by the Government Relations Committee during the December 2022 ISB/ISG board meeting.
Brad Daugherty is the ISA Government Relations Committee Chairman, the district 14 director and serves on the Governance Committee. He produces corn, soybeans, wheat, seed corn and green beans near West Union, Illinois. Daugherty has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Agriculture Economics and Farm Management. He is a past president of the Hutsonville School Board and has volunteered in other leadership roles for the Clark County Farm Bureau, Mill Creek Park District, First Baptist Church of West Union and York Township Board. He was honored as a Master Farmer in 2003, and is an Agriculture Leaders of Tomorrow graduate. He also works as a hunter safety instructor. He and his wife, Debbie, have two children.
Illinois Farmer Testifies Before the House Agriculture Committee
Bloomington, Ill. - April 27, 2023 - Yesterday, American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Illinois farmer Daryl Cates, testified before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Risk Management, and Credit, where he
Illinois Soybean Growers Lobby Day
Bloomington, Ill. - March 16, 2023 - The Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) will be hosting a Lobby Day Event with the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association on Wednesday, March 22 in Springfield, Ill. The day
ISA Promotes the Numerous Uses for Soy during Soy Latte Day at the Capitol
Bloomington, Ill. - February 20, 2023 - The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) hosted its annual Soy Latte Day in Springfield. Staff and farmers served more than 150 soy lattes, which were enjoyed over conversations with
ISG Celebrates Passage of Sustainable Aviation Fuels Tax Credit Benefiting Illinois Farmers, Air Quality, and Environment
Bloomington, Ill - February 3, 2023 - Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) applauds Governor JB Pritzker’s signature of SB 2951 which includes the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) purchasers credit. The bill, which creates a $1.50 per
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ISG works continuously to build and strengthen relationships with legislators to ensure Illinois farmers’ best interests are always top of mind when relevant legislative issues come up. Unsure who your elected officials are? Visit the Illinois State Board of Elections site to see who’s representing you locally, in Springfield, and in DC.