ISA Congratulates Two-Time 100-Bushel Yield Champion For the third consecutive year, a participant in the ISA checkoff program Yield Challenge has exceeded 100 bushels per acre of harvested soybeans. Robert and Jason Lakey produced a 106.29-per-acre yield on their Champaign County 2.02 acre... Read more
ISA Wins Governor’s Export Award for Agriculture ISA was named the 2016 Agricultural Business Exporter Award winner this week, presented by Governor Bruce Rauner and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Office of Trade and Investment. The award is given for outstanding... Read more
Nominate a CCA for Soybean Master Adviser Award Do you know an experienced Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) who focuses on soybean management? Nominate him or her for the first Soybean Master Adviser award, presented by the ISA checkoff program. The award is part of ISA’s effort to recognize CCAs for... Read more
Large Soybean Crop Tests Illinois Transportation System According to USDA’s most recent crop production report, Illinois farmers have harvested 623 million bushels of soybeans to date. Ken Eriksen, senior vice president, Informa Economics IEG, says as Illinois experiences this record-setting event... Read more
Read the Voice for Soy Election Recap It is a historic month for U.S. and Illinois politics. New faces will fill seats in the White House, Congress and the General Assembly. Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is monitoring election results and the impact new representatives will have on soybean farmers... Read more
Grant Awarded for Illinois Container on Barge Shuttle Project ISA officials are pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration has awarded a $713,000 grant for the Illinois Container on Barge Shuttle Project. This 18-month demonstration project is a huge win for... Read more
ISG Supports U.S. Action in United Nations Cuba Vote The Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is pleased for the first time in 25 years the United States abstained in a vote by the United Nations General Assembly as it again adopted a resolution to renew its call for an end to the economic, commercial... Read more
USDA Nudges Record Illinois Yield Estimates Higher USDA last week raised its statewide average corn yield by two bushels to a record 202 bushels per acre, and hiked its soybean estimate to 62 bushels per acre. Iowa’s average soybean yield was unchanged, while Indiana's average was increased from 58... Read more
Pork Promotion Builds Demand in Mexico With the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF), the ISA checkoff program maintains a long-term investment in Mexico pork promotion. The demand development campaign combines TV ads, signage and in-store promotions. During the five years of the campaign, U.S. pork... Read more
Is 2016 Another Soybean Yield Record Year? Harvest is underway, and we’ll soon know if Illinois will set another soybean yield record. In 2014, Dan Arkels produced 104-bushel beans in north central Illinois, and last season, Jason Lakey reached 108 bushels in central Illinois. It has been a... Read more