July 28, 2022  

New Officers Seated at July Soybean Board Meeting

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) elected new leadership during our July board meeting today. Steve Pitstick, District 2, was re-elected Chairman after having served as ISA Vice Chairman for the previous two years. Other elected executive committee members include: Vice-Chairman Ron Kindred, Atlanta, Ill., Treasurer Bryan Severs, Potomac, Ill., Secretary Tim Scates, Carmi, Ill., and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer Dwayne Anderson, Lynn Center, Ill. Joining the executive committee are Brad Daugherty, West Union, Ill., as Government Relations Committee chair, Brady Holst, Plymouth, Ill., as Utilization Committee chair, and Scott Gaffner, Greenville, Ill., as Market Development Committee chair.


IL Field & Bean Roadshow Events in Full Swing

In an effort to get more face time with Illinois soybean farmers this summer, we have been bringing the conversation to your local hangout during our Illinois Field and Bean Roadshow. Farmers joined us for a free cup of coffee and engaging conversations about ISA funded projects. Our last roadshow event of the summer is in Carlinville on August 3.


Summer of Soy: Night at Cornbelters

ISA is doing a complete takeover of the Corn Crib in Normal, Ill. on July 29. Join us for a night out at the ballpark to cheer on the Soy Sluggers (commonly known as the Cornbelters) in a double-header against the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp. Gates will open at 5 P.M.; the first game will start at 5:30 P.M.


ISA Sends Custom Farm Signs to Illinois Biodiesel Users  

In partnership with Premier Cooperative, the Illinois Soybean Association thanked farmers who purchased 400 gallons or more of biodiesel for their farm with a customized farm sign. Illinois soybean farmer, Stanley Blunier, shares his experience with his own biodiesel usage and why he has been using it for years.
ILSoyAdvisor: Cereal Rye Before

ILSoyAdvisor Soy Envoy Brad Zimmerman shares “Confession of a Cereal Killer Part 2,” the next installment of his blog series which provides an update on cereal rye before soybeans and the benefits and outcomes he has experienced due to this practice.


The U.S. biodiesel blending tax incentive is set to expire after this year which could lower blending volumes if not extended. ISA board member Ron Kindred tells Brownfield the federal biodiesel incentive provides an extra dollar per gallon to blenders.
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