Animal Agriculture is Economic Engine for Illinois

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – August 13, 2012 – What was for dinner last night? That chicken breast, hamburger, pork chop or ice cream strengthens the Illinois economy more than many realize. In fact, raising livestock and poultry and processing meat and dairy products all contribute vital goods, jobs and tax... Read more

Research Examines Potential Animal Health Benefits of Soybean Meal

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – July 19, 2012 – Recent University of Illinois research funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff shows that soybean meal may help hogs fight disease. The findings indicate that soybean meal may offer advantages compared to synthetic amino acids. “The study results provide strong... Read more

Illinois Soybean Association and Kenny Wallace Team Up for Animal Agriculture

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – July 16, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and the soybean checkoff are partnering with celebrated NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace to show Chicagoland race fans how “Everyone Wins with Animal Agriculture.” On Sunday, July 22, at the Chicagoland Speedway NASCAR Nationwide... Read more

Illinois Soybean Farmer Elected Livestock Group President

BLOOMINGTON, ILL ֠January 30, 2012 ֠An Illinois soybean and livestock producer and secretary of the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) last week was elected president of the Illinois Livestock Development Group (ILDG). Rob Shaffer, El Paso, Ill., believes the position will help soybean farmers... Read more