Soy- and bio-based products are rooted in sustainable farming practices. The crops are abundant, return each season, and do not require extractive techniques like petroleum- or mineral-based products.
Using soy-based and other bio-based inputs in your products helps support the agricultural economy in Illinois and nationwide.
Utilizing soy and other bio-based inputs reduces demand for petroleum-derived products and provides momentum for the switch to a more environmentally-friendly and sustainable construction and infrastructure economy.
With parity in price and performance, organizations are switching to adding soy-based inputs in their products.
U.S. soybean farmers, researchers and industry partners are consistently pushing the limits of innovation to discover and deliver solutions to the biggest challenges the world faces, while also supporting the progress of the communities soy serves at home and abroad.
Today, a growing pipeline of products exists to help you make the switch to soy. Products include:
Surface Paving and Repair
Lubricants, Oils & Greases
Paints, Stains, Sealers & More
Roofing Materials, Insulation
Carpets, Composite Panels, Furniture & More
New soy-based products are continuously coming to market. Learn more at our resource library.
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When you make the switch to soy- and bio-based products, you’re not just supporting the environment; you’re supporting the hardworking farmers and farming families across Illinois.
Rather than rely on petroleum-based or other chemical compounds of concern that are manufactured out-of-state or extracted overseas and have harmful health and environmental impacts, you can switch to soy and make a direct impact on Illinois’ economy.
Soybeans support nearly 23,000 jobs and provide almost $1.2 billion in wages for Illinois workers annually. When you switch to soy and get your product “It’s Sustainably Soy” Certified, you will be able to show your support for Illinois’ agricultural economy and hardworking soybean farmers.
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.