Join the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and all soybean growers and consumers across the nation in celebrating Soy Foods Month this April. Illinois farmers are dedicated to meeting the world’s demand for soy in a sustainable way. Through soil and water conservation, crop rotation, and carbon net neutrality goals, soybean farmers continue to provide this nutritious and versatile crop to people around the globe.
ILLINOIS FIELD & BEAN, “CLOSING THE ACCESS GAP FOR ILLINOIS FARMERS: THE BROADBAND ISSUE”
The April issue of Illinois Field & Bean delves into farmers’ need for reliable internet access, and how ISA is actively working to support efforts that will expand broadband deployment to rural communities across Illinois.
Illinois soybeans travel from the fields of the state’s 43,000 farmers to destinations and uses all over the world. ISA’s Interactive Trade and Export Journey Map showcases Illinois soybeans’ global journey in a visual and educational way.
ISA is now accepting FY24 project proposals through May 1, 2023, that strategically align with the organization’s key priority areas. Proposals will be assessed on providing a return on ISA’s mission to uphold the interests of Illinois soybean producers and will be evaluated on their effectiveness in addressing the needs of Illinois farmers.
“Match Made in Heaven: Livestock + Crops” is a partnership between crop and livestock associations, universities, public agencies, and soil and water groups. The results of this collaborative survey will help guide development of resources to benefit all. Find more information and a link to the survey below.
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.