Frey Family Farms Receives Illinois Leopold Conservation Award
Frey Family Farms is the recipient of the inaugural Illinois Leopold Conservation Award
SEPTEMBER 7, 2023
FREY FAMILY FARMS RECEIVES ILLINOIS LEOPOLD CONSERVATION AWARD
Frey Family Farms is the recipient of the inaugural Illinois Leopold Conservation Award. The prestigious award, given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, recognizes achievement in voluntary conservation and management of natural resources by American farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners in 27 states. In Illinois, the award is presented annually by Sand County Foundation, national sponsor American Farmland Trust, and state partners, IL Corn and Illinois Soybean Association.
ILLINOIS FIELD & BEAN: “DEVELOPING DOMESTIC MARKETS FOR GROWTH AND STABILITY”
The domestic market mechanism is crucial for the structure of the Illinois soybean economy, impacting the livelihoods of thousands of Illinois farm families and communities across the nation. The September issue of Illinois Field & Bean Magazine brings focus to the ways ISA is investing in the development of our homeland markets.
ILLINOIS FARMERS UNVEIL SOY-BASED ASPHALT AT FARM PROGRESS SHOW 2023
At this year’s Farm Progress Show, ISA debuted a new purpose for soybeans: asphalt. In the Varied Industries Tent, ISA funded a large-scale, soy-based asphalt application, which uses cold-in-place technology and combines 100% recycled asphalt pavement mixed with a soy-based polymer.
TELL CONGRESS THAT POTASH AND PHOSPHATE ARE CRITICAL MINERALS
The fertilizer industry is an essential part of any operation, and there is currently legislation in Congress to add potash and phosphate to the critical minerals list. Adding these two fertilizers to the critical minerals list is imperative to ensure our nation’s supply of fertilizer remains stable.
Join Barchart in Nashville, TN for their Grain Merchandising and Technology Conference. Grain merchandisers, originators, general managers and other buyers of grain from across the U.S. and internationally will gather to share ideas, network, and explore innovative workflows for grain merchandising and origination.
At the 2023 Farm Progress Show, Brownfield Ag News conducted six interviews with ISA and IL Corn staff and farmer leaders, discussing topics ranging from biofuels and trade, to the “We are the 96%” campaign.
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.