BLOOMINGTON, ILL – June 2, 2022 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) presented its Legislative Champion Awards to Illinois State Senator Patrick Joyce and Illinois State Representative Eva-Dina Delgado at an open house for the organization’s new Lombard Office on Wednesday evening.

The night was full of celebration with farmers, legislators, urban partners, agribusiness, media and more. As part of the evening’s festivities, Delgado and Joyce were recognized for going above and beyond in their advocacy efforts for Illinois soybean farmers, especially their efforts sponsoring and passing B20 legislation in this unique legislative session.

This legislation transitioned the sales tax exemption from 10 percent biodiesel blends to 19 percent, which will not only significantly enhance the environmental benefits of biodiesel, but also lead to strengthened demand for this Illinois-grown renewable fuel by about 125 million gallons.

Joyce and Delgado’s efforts were pivotal to the success of the legislation.

The open house event welcomed guests to the new ISA Lombard office location, strategically chosen for its close proximity for urban collaborators and downstate colleagues.

“The Lombard Office, selected for better accessibility to Chicagoland legislators, was chosen to continue our policy efforts just like this new B20 legislation,” says ISA Chairman Steve Pitstick. “This new location sets us up well to enact the change that Illinois farmers want and need.”

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The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability. For more information, visit the website and

Published On: June 2, 2022Categories: Latest News, Press ReleasesTags:

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