Illinois Soybean Growers

Soy Partner Pledge

Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is always looking for new ways to fund policy work. Unfortunately, checkoff money cannot be used as a resource. The ISG Soy Partner Pledge helps fill this gap by creating a network of industry partners to help fund legislative work in Washington D.C. and Springfield.

How do you become a Soy Pledge Partner?

All you need to do is sign our one-year letter of agreement. Since you’ve already logged the checkoff dollars as a credit, ISG will invoice you for the last four quarters — making it simple to give the two percent back to soybean growers. Going forward, payment options can be set up monthly, quarterly, or yearly. Choose whatever method works best for your organization.

How Will Your Involvement Help the Soybean Industry?

By becoming a Soy Pledge Partner, ISG will be able to put more resources to work in Springfield and Washington by lobbying for issues such as:

  • Favorable trade agreements
  • Market access
  • Transportation infrastructure
  • Farm Bills that maximize production in Illinois
  • Biotech acceptance overseas

Through these efforts, you will help maximize soybean profitability for growers and the soybean industry as a whole.

Soy Pledge Partners help us align on what’s happening in the soybean industry, providing you with direct communication with grassroots policy work and establishing a feedback mechanism.

Are there any benefits for Soy Pledge Partners?

Absolutely! All Soy Pledge Partners receive automatic membership in ISG, plus the opportunity to participate and provide input at special invitation events such as ISG Strategic Planning Sessions, research forums/tours, and marketing and education tours.

Additionally, Soy Pledge Partners will receive targeted and timely information with regular email updates and the Illinois Field & Bean magazine. Plus, we’ll acknowledge your efforts at farm shows and in our publications. Visit the member page to view all Illinois Soybean Growers benefits.