Illinois Soybean Farmers Call for Farm Bill Now Illinois soybean farmers were encouraged to take time during harvest this week to call for a farm bill now. Congress has known since September 2008 that they had to write and pass a farm bill in 2012. But the U.S. House of Representatives has not... Read more
Illinois Soybean Industry Seeks 2012 Soybean Samples for Analysis For Illinois soybeans to remain competitive in the global marketplace, protein and oil levels must meet customer needs better than soybeans from other states and countries. ISA, with funding from the Illinois soybean checkoff, is... Read more
Checkoff-Funded Velella Mariculture Project Featured on National Geographic The Velella Mariculture Research Project, which received funding from the Illinois soybean checkoff, will be featured on the five-part "Alien Deep" series on the National Geographic channel on Sept. 17 at 8:00 p.m. The... Read more
Farm Bill Now Coalition Unites Farm Groups in Push for Farm Bill The American Soybean Association (ASA) has joined a coalition of 39 other agricultural organizations in an effort to raise public awareness of the need for Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm... Read more
ISA Commends Efforts on Illinois Agriculture Bills ISA supports legislation signed into law at Agriculture Day at the Illinois State Fair. Most notably, a bill was signed into law that creates the Illinois Nutrient Research and Education Council (NREC), which will support fertilizer and nutrient... Read more
ISA Leaders Address Farm Topics with Senator Durbin Drought and the farm bill are topics at the front of Illinois soybean farmers' minds and topics Illinois Senator Richard Durbin addressed at a stop on Monday, Aug. 6, at the Evergreen FS Yuton Elevator facility near Bloomington, Ill. ISA Chairman... Read more
ISA Elects 2012-13 Executive Committee The ISA board of directors has elected its 2012-13 leadership and filled open district and at-large director positions. Bill Wykes, Yorkville, Ill., was elected to serve as chairman for the new year. Former chairman Matt Hughes, Shirley, Ill., was appointed by... Read more
U.S. Soybean Crop Continues to Deteriorate The U.S. soybean crop is suffering from the worst drought conditions since 1956. USDA statistics show that crop conditions dropped to their worst in about 25 years. According to USDA, the percent of Illinois soybeans rated good to excellent stands at 17... Read more
Illinois Counties Declared Drought Disaster Areas USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack last week declared 18 Illinois counties as primary natural disaster areas, due to the drought. Those counties are Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Lawrence, Massac, Pope, Pulaski... Read more
ISA Pleased to See Swift House Ag Committee Farm Bill Passage ISA members are pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee has passed their version of the 2012 Farm Bill. ISA now urges the full House to take action on the legislation prior to its August recess. Current... Read more