ASA Leader Stresses Importance of Farm Bill Decision American Soybean Association (ASA) farmer leaders joined others from the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Milk Producers Federation, National Corn Growers Association and National Association of Wheat Growers in a meeting this week with... Read more
EPA Keeps Renewable Fuels Levels in Place After Considering State Requests The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it found no evidence to support a finding of severe “economic harm” that would warrant granting a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2). The decision is based... Read more
Illinois Farm Families Volunteer Katie Pratt is National Finalist Illinois Farm Families (IFF) volunteer and farm mom from Dixon, Ill., Katie Pratt could become the ‘Face of Farming and Ranching.’ On Thursday, U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance announced that Pratt has been selected as one of... Read more
Workshops Provide Education about Soybean Component Value Choosing better soybean varieties, with an eye to yield and protein and oil content, can help farmers maximize value and profitability. That was one of the key takeaways at this week’s “What’s in a Bean? What’s in it for Me?” workshop... Read more
Illinois Soybean Industry Seeks Soybean Meal Samples for Analysis ISA asks processors, feed mills and livestock producers to submit soybean meal samples this winter to be tested for amino acids, protein and fat. The soybean checkoff-funded project is targeted at assisting the soybean industry's... Read more
Anderson Cooper Program Features ISA Image Building Efforts ISA teamed up with the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and Mike and Lynn Martz, soybean farmers from Maple Park, Ill., to help with Anderson Cooper. The television segment addresses organic versus non-organic food. The Martz... Read more
Use Voice for Soy and Help Get out the Vote on November 6 Illinois soybean farmers and industry representatives who have registered for Voice for Soy have instant access to soybean-specific election information. Users can help get out the vote for Illinois legislators who support the Illinois... Read more
Renewable Fuel Standard Crucial to Fledgling Biodiesel Industry The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) comment period about whether or not a waiver for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) should be extended for a year ended this week. Illinois soybean farmers and processors are not losing... Read more
ISA Urges Action on Farm Bill During Lame Duck Session The 2008 Farm Bill expired Sept. 30, but the U.S. House of Representatives has failed to act yet. Congress will return in mid-November for a lame duck session prior to final adjournment in December. ISA is working to have the first order of... Read more
ASA Expresses Disappointment over Lack of Farm Bill The American Soybean Association (ASA) expressed disappointment that the U.S. House of Representatives last week failed to take up a comprehensive, five-year farm bill. ASA President Steve Wellman, soybean farmer from Syracuse, Neb., said, "The... Read more