Illinois Soybean Farmers Post Big Weekly Planting Gains USDA estimates the 2014 U.S. soybean crop was 59 percent planted as of May 25. Illinois plantings stood at 64 percent, which compares with 36 percent the previous week and 37 percent complete one year ago. The five-year average for planting... Read more
ASA Pushes for Farm Bill Implementation Tools In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and six other national farm groups urged USDA to consider the needs of farmers when awarding funds included in the 2014 Farm Bill to land grant... Read more
USDA Sets Date for Soybean Request for Referendum USDA has announced it will offer soybean producers the opportunity to request a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order, as authorized under the Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act. The act requires the Secretary... Read more
USDA Sets Date for Soybean Request for Referendum USDA has announced it will offer soybean producers the opportunity to request a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order, as authorized under the Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act. The act requires the Secretary... Read more
USDA Sets Date for Soybean Request for Referendum USDA has announced it will offer soybean producers the opportunity to request a referendum on the Soybean Promotion and Research Order, as authorized under the Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act. The act requires the Secretary... Read more
Farmland Documentary Hits the Big Screen Illinois Farm Families (IFF) and U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) will host a private screening in Chicago, May 1, for Farmland , a documentary by Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll. Farmland offers viewers an intimate, firsthand glimpse... Read more
ISB Petitions Available for Open Director Positions Petitions are available for farmers interested in running for open director positions with the Illinois Soybean Board (ISB). Petitions can be obtained from the Illinois Department of Agriculture, local University of Illinois Extension offices or... Read more
ISA Livestock Guide is Available ISA continues to be a valuable resource for livestock producers, supporting the No. 1 customer, animal agriculture. ISA has developed a livestock guide to help those interested in beginning a livestock operation. The guide provides information on animal care,... Read more
Chicago Area Students Get Soybean Education from ISA DNAinfo Chicago, a neighborhood news source, ran a story last week about efforts to educate Chicago area students about agriculture. "Xavier Carter, 9, just thought crayons came from a box. That changed as the third-grade student from Woodlawn... Read more
Second Successful 2014 Soybean Summit Held in Peoria The second of two 2014 ISA Soybean Summit events was held March 7 in Peoria. More than 220 soybean producers, crop consultants, agronomists and university students joined ISA directors and staff to gain knowledge from speakers on a wide variety... Read more

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