The B20 Club is a partnership between ISA and the American Lung Association which recognizes Illinois-based organizations whose fleets run on biodiesel blends of 20 percent or greater. Recently, the group welcomed new members ADM and Wilmette Park District, while the Village of Mundelein became an Affiliate Member with plans to transition into a full membership in the near future.
Harvest continues to run ahead of the average pace in Illinois despite intermittent rain delays and significant temperature swings. In a recent article from FarmWeekNow, ISA Director Steve Pitstick shares a harvest update from his farm in Kane County.
In the latest episode of the ILSoyAdvisor Podcast, Agronomists Jim Donnelly, Crystal Williams, and Steve Wilkens provide updates on Illinois’ soybean and corn harvest, and share their concerns for the upcoming season.
Last week, ISA hosted Representatives Bill Foster and Eric Sorensen on the farms of ISA Board Directors, Dwayne Anderson and Steve Pitstick. The groups discussed the importance of safeguarding commodity programs, conservation techniques, and the significance of pesticide use on Illinois farms.
CHINA AND U.S. AGRICULTURE COMPANIES SIGN PURCHASE CONTRACTS/AGREEMENTS
Several Chinese and U.S. companies signed 11 purchasing agreements and contracts at the China-U.S. Sustainable Agricultural Trade Forum and Contract Signing Ceremony, which was co-organized by USSEC, China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce & Animal By-products, Iowa Soybean Association, and U.S. Grains Council.
ISA Outreach Agronomist Stephanie Porter, CCA, was recently featured on RFD-TV to discuss the exciting Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) Testing Program, which is a partnership between ISA and the University of Illinois Plant Clinic to provide free SCN testing to Illinois farmers.
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.