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BLOOMINGTON, IL – July 29, 2022 – In partnership with Premier Cooperative, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) awarded customized farm signs to farmers who purchased 400 gallons or more of biodiesel for their farm this spring.
Filling up with today’s biodiesel is easier than ever – it is reliable, clean, and better for both the economy and your engine. Stanley Blunier, Illinois soybean farmer, has been using B11, a blend of 11 percent biodiesel, on his farm since Evergreen FS began offering it.
“I haven’thad any issues with it over the years, and at the end of the day, you’re doing something for yourself and our country,” says Blunier. Along with his family, Blunier farms in Forrest, Illinois where they raise soybeans, corn, and hogs.
Switching to biodiesel was an easy decision for Blunier. As a grain farmer, he notes that he is proud to be using a product that he and his fellow farmers helped develop. “Using a product that I helped produce and is locally sourced allows us to rely less on foreign oil and increases the value of what we’re growing here at home,” says Blunier.
Biodiesel is the second largest user of soybean oil in the United States and in the last decade, its demand for soybean oil has grown by 300 percent. This increased demand has positively impacted the price of soybeans. Today, it accounts for an extra 13 percent in soybean farmers’ pockets. “I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t use biodiesel, it’s a win-win-win situation!” says Blunier.
For more information on biodiesel and ISA’s efforts to create a sustainable future, visit www.ilsoy.org/biodiesel.
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 www.ilsoy.org and www.ilsoygrowers.com.