As the grass is beginning to green, trees are budding and birds are singing, spring is in full-swing and Illinois soybean farmers are spending long days planting their fields. From all your friends at the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), we wish you a safe and successful growing season!
Last week, the Illinois Soybean Association Market Development team hosted their first consulate meeting at the Lombard office. There, they met with the Indonesia Ministry of Trade to discuss continued collaboration and the opportunity to explore new developments in the soybean trade and exports industry.
Through a partnership with PepsiCo, Precision Conservation Management (PCM) will be increasing conservation acres in Illinois, Kentucky and Nebraska. The partnership focuses on three priority conservation practices; planting cover crops, reducing tillage, and changing nitrogen application rates and timing.
The Rock Island Regional Port District came one step closer to becoming a reality last month when the Illinois Senate passed a bill with almost unanimous support. The new district would have bonding authority, which would help finance projects that assist with transportation.
ISA had the opportunity to host Representative Janet Yang-Rohr and Representative Tarra Costa-Howard at the Lombard office last week for a roundtable discussion on how we can work closer with legislators to educate them about Illinois farms and the food they grow.
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.