Illinois farmers once again led the nation in total soybean production for the 2023 growing season. The National Agricultural Statistics Service of the United States Department of Agriculture estimates Illinois soybean farmers raised 648.9 million bushels on 10.3 million acres.
ILLINOIS LEOPOLD CONSERVATION AWARD SEEKS NOMINEES
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 Illinois Leopold Conservation Award, which honors farmers and forestland owners who go above and beyond in their management of soil health, water quality, and wildlife habitat on working land. Nominations may be submitted on behalf of a landowner, or landowners may nominate themselves by May 1, 2024.
The production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) has increased from 1.9 million gallons in 2016 to 15.8 million gallons in 2022. U.S. airlines have committed to using 3 billion gallons of SAF by 2030, and Scott Irwin, a University of Illinois professor, predicts SAF will be the future of biofuel demand.
There’s still time to register for the last Better Beans event in Deer Grove! Prepare for a successful 2024 growing season by gaining valuable insights from the ISA Agronomy team, university researchers, and agronomy experts. Register now to stay informed on the latest in soybean agronomy, sustainable production, and agribusiness management.
Some fleet owners may mistakenly believe it’s necessary to decrease blend rates during cold weather months. However, by using best practices for storage and handling, biodiesel is a year-round fuel that boasts economic and environmental benefits. This resource guide will help you get started with what you need to know about using biodiesel in cold weather.
In a recent ILSoyAdvisor blog post, ISA Outreach Agronomist Stephanie Porter, CCA, shares ten highlights from her time as an Illinois Soy Envoy and encourages farmers, certified crop advisers, agronomists, and industry professionals to apply.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.