C-BMP Seeks Illinois Soybean Fields for Strip-till Study

BLOOMINGTON, ILL.–November 14, 2012-- The Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (C-BMP), Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA) and Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) are looking for soybean farmers in the Indian Creek and Lake Bloomington watershed districts to allow field-... Read more

Soybean Checkoff-Supported Project Chosen for Time's Best Inventions List

BLOOMINGTON, ILL -- November 5, 2012 -- The next-generation aquaculture technology behind the Velella Mariculture Project has been named to Time Magazine's "50 Best Inventions of 2012" list. Citing the growing global demand for Omega 3-rich marine fish and flat wild fish catches, Time highlighted... Read more

Illinois Soybean Production Guide Provides Tips to Improve Yields

BLOOMINGTON, ILL -- October 31, 2012 -- A new soybean checkoff-funded booklet called "Illinois Soybean Production Guide-Systematic Strategies to Increasing Yields" provides soybean farmers with the latest applied research results and tips to improve yield potential at each stage of soybean... Read more

Illinois Soybean Industry Seeks Soybean Meal Samples Statewide for Analysis

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. -- October 30, 2012 -- To help ensure Illinois soybean meal provides downstream customers with the value they demand, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is asking processors, feed mills and livestock producers to submit soybean meal samples this winter to be tested for amino... Read more

Strengthening a billion-dollar gene in soybeans

A plant infested with SCN in the field. The little white dots on the roots are female nematodes that have emerged from the roots Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) does hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of damage each year. Matt Hudson and Brian Diers, crop sciences researchers at the University of... Read more

Beyond the October Production Forecasts for Corn and Soybeans

At 10.706 billion bushels, the USDA's October forecast of the U.S. corn crop was about 100 million bushels larger than the average trade guess and about equal to the September forecast. The October soybean forecast, at 2.86 billion bushels was about 90 million bushels larger than the average trade... Read more

ISA Seeks Corporate Partners for 2012-13 Program

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – October 18, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) seeks progressive organizations interested in becoming part of the corporate partnership program for 2012-13. The program is designed to provide an opportunity for organizations to connect with the state's soybean farmers... Read more

New ISA Weed Management Tool Helps Farmers Combat Glyphosate Resistance

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – October 18, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) has launched an interactive Weed Management Map to help the state's soybean farmers more effectively combat glyphosate resistance. Funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff, the online resource gives farmers access to... Read more

Illinois Commodity Conference Encourages Producers to Work Together

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – October 11, 2012 – The 2012 Illinois Commodity Conference will take place Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington, Ill. The annual one-day event brings together crop growers and livestock producers from all over the state to discuss the... Read more

Renewable Fuel Standard Crucial to Fledgling Biodiesel Industry

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – October 10, 2012 – Illinois soybean farmers and processors are not losing sight of the compelling reasons and big picture behind the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) -- namely to decrease American dependence on foreign energy, bolster the economy through new jobs and reduce the... Read more