Press Releases

Illinois Soybean Growers Asks President to Advance U.S.-Cuba Relationship

BLOOMINGTON, ILL., May 5, 2014 -- Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) joined with other members of the Illinois Cuba Working Group (ICWG) late last week in formally asking President Barack Obama to continue to advance the U.S.-Cuba relationship. As part of the Illinois Cuba Working Group, ISG believes... Read more

ISA Crop Sciences Scholarships Available for 2014 College Juniors

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – December 19, 2013 – Applications for the Illinois Soybean Association's (ISA) college crop sciences scholarships are now available. The scholarships, which are funded through the soybean checkoff, support the education of future soybean scientists. Students entering their junior... Read more

ASA Weighs in with House Ways & Means on Tax Issues

As the House Ways and Means committee considers action on expired tax provisions this week, the American Soybean Association (ASA) sent a letter urging consideration of several components that would benefit the soybean community. Issues ASA showed support for include restoration of Section 179... Read more

Congress Members Urge Japan to Eliminate Tariffs in TPP Agriculture Market Access Letter

More than 60 members of the House signed a letter this week to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, urging they advise Japan to eliminate tariff and non-tariff trade barriers for U.S. agricultural products as part of the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership (... Read more

ISA Helps Drive Ag Industry Nutrient Management Collaboration

Ag Groups Work Together to Improve Illinois Water Quality BLOOMINGTON, ILL – April 10, 2014 – Working collaboratively with agriculture stakeholders, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) hosted its bi-annual Soy 2020 roundtable meeting yesterday. Discussion focused on nutrient management and... Read more

Sound Infrastructure Builds Strong Future for Illinois Soybean Production

Soybean checkoff-funded projects help ensure access to markets BLOOMINGTON, ILL., April 3, 2014 -- Transportation plays a crucial role in the soybean supply chain. With access to multiple transportation modes, Illinois soybean farmers enjoy significant advantages for reaching domestic and global... Read more

Illinois Farmer Completes ASA DuPont Young Leader Training

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. - April 2, 2014 -- Drew DeSutter, soybean farmer from Woodhull, Ill., and Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) Soy Ambassador, recently completed training as a member of the 30th anniversary class of American Soybean Association (ASA) DuPont Young Leaders. Training took place in... Read more

ISA Helps WISHH Launch New African and Hispanic Foods with U.S. Soy

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. -- April 2, 2014 -- April is Soyfoods Month in the United States, but the excitement for new foods containing soy goes far beyond U.S. borders. The Illinois Soybean Association's (ISA) support of the American Soybean Association's World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH)... Read more

Petitions Available for Illinois Soybean Board District Director Elections

BLOOMINGTON, ILL. - April 1, 2014 - Petitions are available for farmers interested in running for open director positions with the Illinois Soybean Board (ISB). Petitions can be obtained from the Illinois Department of Agriculture, local University of Illinois Extension offices and the ISA office... Read more

ISA Visits Industry Partners in North Carolina

ISA Visits Industry Partners in North Carolina Goal is to bring new soybean management technologies to the farm BLOOMINGTON, ILL -- March 25, 2014 -- A group of Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) directors and staff recently met with industry partners in Research Triangle Park, N.C., with the goal... Read more