Illinois Soybean Checkoff Funds WIU Production Research Projects

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Illinois Soybean Checkoff Funds WIU Production Research Projects BLOOMINGTON, ILL. – July 30, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) board of directors recently approved three soybean research projects to be conducted at the Western Illinois University (WIU)... Read more

ISA Joins Industry Partners to Help Farmers Understand Soybean Oil and Protein Levels

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – July 27, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), along with industry partners, ADM, Bunge North America and Cargill, will host three "What's in a Soybean? What's in it for You?" workshops next month. ISA and partners want to help soybean farmers around the state understand... Read more

Sustainability Leaders Address Evolving Soybean Marketplace at ISA Symposium

CHICAGO, ILL—July 24, 2012 —National sustainability leaders expressed the need for continuous improvement and sharing soybean farmers’ sustainability stories. This is needed for Illinois soybean farmers to remain competitive in a changing global marketplace during an Illinois Soybean Association (... Read more

Neil Sims: Growing more seafood for more people

Marine biologist Neil Anthony Sims, Co-CEO of Kampachi Farms, is working to produce sustainable seafood for a growing planet. Sims and his team used an Aquapod -- an unanchored fish pen tethered to a drifting boat that allows sashimi-grade Kampachi to be farmed in their natural environment up to 75... 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

New Enhanced to Expand Resources for Teachers and Students

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – July 17, 2012 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) has unveiled the all-new . The website, funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff, was revamped to include more content, resources and activities, including the Pod to Plate video series and 14 new coloring... 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

Drought update: Corn remains critical; soybean still hanging on

There is little good news on the drought front, according to University of Illinois professor of crop sciences Emerson Nafziger. Corn and soybean good to excellent ratings in Illinois are now at 19 and 20 percent, respectively, in Illinois. More than 90 percent of the soils are rated as short or... Read more

Using Soy-derived Protein Sources in Fish Feeds

To date, most fish meal replacement research has focused on grain products commonly used in other livestock feeds (i.e., corn, wheat and soybean meals). Soybean meal, instead of soy derivatives, was originally targeted due to its ready availability and low cost, but contrary to what nutritionists... Read more

Getting to Know Bill Raben

Bill Raben is passionate about helping ISA increase membership. As the District 18 director from Ridgway, Ill., Raben represents the southernmost counties of Alexander, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Hamilton, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union and Williamson. "I wanted to serve on the... Read more