Recently, ISA At-Large Director, Brady Holst, welcomed Representative Norine Hammond and the Chief of Staff for Senator Neil Anderson, Jacob Seukunian, to his farm near Augusta, Ill. During the visit, Holst provided an overview of his farming operation and discussed the end of this year's legislative session, the estate tax, biodiesel blends, cover crop usage and more.
The nomination deadline for the annual ISA Achievement Awards Program, which is designed to honor those who have impacted the Illinois soybean industry, is quickly approaching! Submissions for the Chairman's Award, Legislator of the Year, Excellence in Media Award, Friend of Illinois Soybean Farmers Award, and Farm Family of the Year Award are due Friday, July 7.
COVER CROP CHRONICLES: MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES BEFORE CORN
John Pike, an operator of Pike Ag, LLC, is a consultant and researcher specializing in nutrient management, cover crops, and water quality. In a recent ILSoyAdvisor video, Pike showcased his farm located south of Marion, Ill., where he has implemented a nine-year intensive cover crop program.
FIVE EFFECTIVE DROUGHT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR YOUR FARM
Illinois' favorable farming climate is expected to take a turn with drought conditions ahead. Check out the latest article from SoyInnovator to see how you can prepare for risks on your farm and protect your crop yields by implementing these various drought management practices.
Since it's been dry, there has been a lot of talk about spider mites. In a recent in-season agronomy article, Stephanie Porter, ISA Outreach Agronomist, shared insights from recent discussions on the two-spotted spider mite, an insect known for its rapid reproduction and ability to attack various plant species.
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.