Fall harvest is one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for U.S. farmers. And for that reason, America has recognized National Farm Safety and Health during the third week of September. This year, Richard Guebert Jr., President of the Illinois Farm Bureau, challenges every Illinois farmer to make safety a top priority throughout the months of September and October.
The Veterans GSA Federal Surplus Property Program is an initiative of Senator Tammy Duckworth and is administered by Illinois Central Management Services (CMS). On September 29 at 10 a.m., ISA will host a webinar with CMS to show farmers how to certify, apply and request property from the federal surplus supply.
The University of Illinois is encouraging Illinois farmers to submit waterhemp samples for a research project that studies the frequency of herbicide resistance. Weed science professor, Dr. Aaron Hager, says there are two populations of waterhemp that have confirmed resistance, and it’s important to get ahead of the problem.
Last month, Illinois FFA and 4-H members had the opportunity to explore a potential career path while participating in the Crop Scouting Competition at the University of Illinois. Illinois FFA chapters, Wesclin and Pontiac, advanced to the 2023 Regional Youth Crop Scouting Competition, which was held in Nebraska on Sept. 18.
You might be aware of the presence of soybean cyst nematode (SCN) in your fields, but do you know how much it’s costing you? Utilizing data gathered from over 25,000 university research plots, the new SCN Profit Checker quantifies this economic burden on a field-by-field basis, highlighting the need for SCN management practices.
In a Q&A session, Deanna Burkhart, Agronomic Programs Coordinator at ISA, interviews Megan Miller, ISA's Agronomy Programs Manager, about Illinois' carbon marketplace. They discuss carbon credits, markets, payments, USDA funding, and how ISA can assist growers in navigating the complexities of carbon programs.
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.