ISB Seeks Soybean Farmers Interested in At-Large Director Positions

BLOOMINGTON, ILL -- February 5, 2013 -- The Illinois Soybean Board (ISB) is making notice that applications are available for farmers interested in becoming candidates for at-large director positions. Two of the six at-large director terms will expire July 31, 2013. The Illinois Soybean Association... Read more

ISA Supports Animal Agriculture through Illinois Livestock Symposium

BLOOMINGTON, ILL - February 4, 2013 - The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) will host a free Illinois Livestock Symposium, Feb. 14, 2013, in an effort to continue to provide support to the state's animal agriculture industry. The event, which will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Springfield, Ill.,... Read more

ISA Encourages Farmers to Complete Soybean Sustainability Survey

ISA Encourages Farmers to Complete Soybean Sustainability Survey Measurement to Help Document Sustainability Successes BLOOMINGTON, ILL -- January 31, 2013 -- Two National Sustainable Soybean Initiative (NSSI) surveys may prove the environmental, economic and social successes of soybean production... Read more

Illinois Economy Would Benefit from Expanded Soybean Crushing Capacity

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – January 29, 2013 – Illinois needs new opportunities to expand the state's stagnating economy. Research funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff suggests that one solid opportunity is literally rooted in the state's farm fields. Illinois farmers grow the second largest soybean... Read more

Illinois Soybean Profitability Summit Set for March 4

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – January 15, 2013 -- The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) will host the 2013 Illinois Soybean Profitability Summit , "Shape Your Future as a Soybean Grower," at Illinois State University's Bone Student Center, March 4, in Normal, Ill. Funded in part by the Illinois soybean... Read more

ISA Looks to Help Illinois Soybean Farmers Protect Profits, Market Share

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. -- January 8, 2013 -- The downward trend in soybean protein and oil levels continues in Illinois and across the United States, even after years of efforts to raise awareness about the importance of soybean composition. The trend contributes to lower elevator prices and declining... Read more

ISA to Push 113th Congress for New Farm Bill

Bloomington, Ill. - January 2, 2013 - The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) recognizes Congress for passing legislation that extends parts of the 2008 farm bill through September, makes permanent changes to the estate tax, and extends the biodiesel tax incentive retroactive to 2012 and on through... Read more

ISA Honors Retiring Directors, Industry Leaders during December Meeting

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – December 14, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) honored retiring directors and soybean industry award winners at a meeting in Chicago, Dec. 13. "We were honored to recognize five Illinois soybean farmers that retired as directors in August. Each has made significant... Read more

Will Corn and Soybean Prices Return to Pre-Drought Levels?

March 2013 corn futures dropped below $5.50 in early May 2012 and were drifting lower when U.S. drought conditions turned prices higher starting in mid-June. The price of that contract peaked in early August, just short of the $8.50 mark. March 2013 soybean futures dropped below $11.50 in December... Read more

Garbage bug may help lower the cost of biofuel

URBANA – One reason that biofuels are expensive to make is that the organisms used to ferment the biomass cannot make effective use of hemicellulose, the next most abundant cell wall component after cellulose. They convert only the glucose in the cellulose, thus using less than half of the... Read more