Soybean College Offers Practical, Hands-on Training Farmers seeking new opportunities to gain soybean production knowledge and management skills that can be applied in their own farming operations are invited to attend Farm Journal's 2013 Soybean College, sponsored by the Illinois soybean checkoff... Read more
ISB District Director Elections are July 2; Changes to Henry-Stark County Voting ISB district director elections for six open ISB districts will be held July 2, at county Extension offices in districts where vacancies exist. Open districts are as follows: District 3: Henderson, Henry, Mercer, Rock... Read more
Soybean Growers Disappointed in Failure of House to Pass Farm Bill Illinois soybean farmers are disappointed in the U.S. House of Representatives failure today to pass H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. The bill failed in a vote of 195-234. "We were... Read more
Illinois Soybean Farmers Applaud Quick Senate Farm Bill Approval, Urge Same in House Illinois soybean farmers applaud the quick action the U.S. Senate took this week in passing the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry's "Agricultural Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013." Among the... Read more
ISB At-Large Director Elections to be Held July 31 Two Illinois Soybean Board (ISB) at-large director positions expire July 31. Six candidates for the two openings have been nominated by a majority vote of the ISB board. A drawing will be held for the position of the names on the ballot, and the... Read more
$25 Reward for Muddy Planting Photos Rain has prolonged soggy planting conditions and muddy fields, but ISA is making the best out of the weather and encourages farmers to share their muddiest pictures via social media. If you aren’t letting the rain stop you from getting in the fields, “like” ISA’... Read more
“Management Matters” Radio Campaign Takes High-Yield Tips from the Lab to the Farm Tune in to select ag news stations throughout the growing season for expert advice to increase soybean yields For soybean farmers yield is king, yet soybean yield increases have lagged behind corn—a trend ISA hopes... Read more
Early Registration for Conservation in Action Tour Ends June 1 The deadline for early registration for the Conservation Technology Information Center’s 2013 Conservation In Action Tour is June 1. The tour will explore innovative conservation practices in and around the Indian Creek watershed in... Read more
APHIS Decision on 2,4-D, Dicamba-Tolerant Traits an Unnecessary Barrier Illinois soybean farmers are disappointed that USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) will conduct a full environmental impact statement (EIS) on soybeans designed to tolerate 2,4-D and dicamba... Read more
ISA Selects 10 as 2013-14 Crop Science Scholars ISA selected 10 college juniors to receive crop science scholarships beginning with the 2013-14 school year. Three are enrolled at the University of Illinois, five at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) and one each at Illinois State (ISU)... Read more