Are You Ready for Election Day?
As Election Day approaches, make sure you're ready to elect the officials fighting for Illinois farmers with this special message from your ISG Government Relations team.
GOVERNOR PRITZKER SIGNS ISG’S B20 BILL INTO LAW
Today, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that incentivizes increasing blends of biodiesel. This major initiative further establishes Illinois’ commitment to reducing carbon emissions and incentivizing the use of domestically produced, renewable fuel.
ISG’S B20 LEGISLATION HEADS TO GOVERNOR’S DESK
The Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is celebrating the passage of the organization’s B20 Legislation, sponsored by State Senator Patrick Joyce (D–Essex) and State Representative Eva Dina Delgado (D–Chicago). The legislation passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly and now heads to the desk of Governor Pritzker.
ISG CELEBRATES SENATE PASSAGE OF B20 LEGISLATION
The Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is celebrating the passage of the organization’s B20 Legislation, sponsored by State Senator Patrick Joyce (D–Essex). The legislation passed with strong bipartisan support from every region of Illinois, and it will now move to the Illinois House of Representatives where State Representative Eva Dina Delgado (D–Chicago) will be the lead sponsor.
ISA HOSTS SOY LATTE BOOTH AT ILLINOIS AGRICULTURAL LEGISLATIVE DAY: “YOUR SUPPORT MEANS A ‘LATTE’ TO ILLINOIS FARMERS”
Members of the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) board and staff greeted state legislators today during the Illinois Agricultural Legislative Day (IALD) with a hot soy latte and biodiesel educational materials.
ILLINOIS FARMERS RECOGNIZED WITH ASA YOUNG LEADERS AWARD
An Illinois farming couple from Galesburg, Ill., was recognized this week at the American Soybean Association (ASA) Awards Banquet at Commodity Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana.
ILLINOIS WILL SEE $47 MILLION TO EXPAND STATE’S LARGEST EVER BROADBAND EXPANSION
Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Office of Broadband announced $47 million in funding for 22 projects in every region of the state through the second round of Connect Illinois, the state’s broadband expansion plan.
WIN FOR ILLINOIS INFRASTRUCTURE AS U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ANNOUNCES PLAN TO FUND LOCK AND DAM 25
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its spend plans outlining the specific inland waterways projects that were allocated funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Infrastructure Package). A significant priority for soybean and grain farmers was the $732 million designated to complete the design and construction of the Lock and Dam 25.
ILLINOIS SOYBEAN GROWERS HOST FARM BILL LISTENING SESSION
The Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) hosted a listening session on December 14 in Bloomington, IL, to review legislative factors impacting the 2023 Farm Bill, to answer policy-related questions, and to engage concerns and feedback from Illinois farmer leaders.
ILLINOIS FARMER LEADERS ELECTED TO ASA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
During its annual meeting in St. Louis last week, the American Soybean Association (ASA) elected the leaders who will steer the organization through a new year of soybean policy advocacy, including planning for the 2023 farm bill and other soy priorities.
ISA HIRES STATE LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) has named Danielle Anderson as State Legislative Director, effective November 22, 2021.
ISG APPLAUDS INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE PASSAGE
As Congress passed a historic $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill on Friday, November 5, the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) celebrated the passage that will rebuild the nation’s deteriorating roads and bridges and fund new climate resilience and broadband initiatives.