The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is seeking qualified candidates to fill board seats representing six districts. Candidates must be Illinois residents of legal voting age that contribute to the soybean checkoff, as well as residents within the district, and maintain eligibility during their term. To be placed on the ballot, petitions must be completed and filed with the Illinois Department of Agriculture by May 15, 2023.
“GO LOCAL: RETURNING SOYBEAN CHECKOFF INVESTMENTS TO ILLINOIS COMMUNITIES”
The May issue of Illinois Field & Bean highlights features from different communities across Illinois, including bridges and critical infrastructure points, agribusiness companies and organizations, and hometown heroes who are making waves across the agricultural landscape.
RED MEAT EXPORTS ADD VALUE TO CORN AND SOYBEAN INDUSTRIES
Beef and pork exports brought significant returns to the U.S. corn and soybean industries in 2022. Red meat exports contributed an estimated total economic impact of 15% per bushel to the value of corn and 13% per bushel to soybeans last year.
Seed treatments aren’t new, and farmers are often flooded with options. In a recent article, Soy Envoy, Crystal Williams, explains three things to consider when evaluating your seed treatment options to ensure you’re getting what you need and not cutting important corners.
ISA brought on two new team members this week, Cathy Payne as Executive Administrator to the CEO, and Maura Harrington as Guest Services Coordinator. Payne and Harrington each bring over 25 years of experience in their respective fields.
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.