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Yield Challenge Focuses on Making Soybeans New High-Value Crop (2-8-2013)The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) invites soybean farmers from across Illinois to take part in the 2013 Yield Challenge.
Illinois Soybean Profitability Summit Set for March 4 (1-15-2013)The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) will host the 2013 Illinois Soybean Profitability Summit, "Shape Your Future as a Soybean Grower," at Illinois State University's Bone Student Center, March 4, in Normal, Ill. Funded in part by the Illinois soybean checkoff, the event encourages farmers to learn new techniques and innovative practices to boost yields and maximize profits.
ISA Looks to Help Illinois Soybean Farmers Protect Profits, Market Share (1-8-2013)The downward trend in soybean protein and oil levels continues in Illinois and across the United States, even after years of efforts to raise awareness about the importance of soybean composition.
Illinois Soybean Association Announces 2012 Yield Challenge Winners (11-26-2012)The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) recently announced the winning teams that participated in the 2012 Yield Challenge.
C-BMP Seeks Illinois Soybean Fields for Strip-till Study (11-14-2012)The Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (C-BMP), Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA) and Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) are looking for soybean farmers in the Indian Creek and Lake Bloomington watershed districts to allow field-sized strip-till trials on a portion of their land.
Illinois Soybean Production Guide Provides Tips to Improve Yields (10-31-2012)A new soybean checkoff-funded booklet called "Illinois Soybean Production Guide-Systematic Strategies to Increasing Yields" provides soybean farmers with the latest applied research results and tips to improve yield potential at each stage of soybean development.
New ISA Weed Management Tool Helps Farmers Combat Glyphosate Resistance (10-18-2012)The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) has launched an interactive Weed Management Map to help the state's soybean farmers more effectively combat glyphosate resistance. Funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff, the online resource gives farmers access to detailed information about the most prevalent glyphosate-resistant weeds in their counties, including specific chemistry resistances. The tool also provides a photo gallery of weeds at various growth stages and links to a variety of related websites, helping farmers more easily identify and address any occurrences in their own fields.
Illinois Soybean Checkoff Funds SIUC Research Targeted at Increasing Demand (9-19-2012)Enhancing farmer profitability by increasing demand for soybeans and soy products is the goal of three new soybean research projects recently approved for funding by the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA).
Checkoff-Funded Soybean Prices App Now More Efficient, User-Friendly (9-11-2012)The Illinois Soybean Association's (ISA) "IL Soy Bids" mobile app for smartphones now provides farmers with local elevator and soybean futures prices more easily by saving past search preferences.
ISA Unveils New Web-based Mapping Tool for Tracking State’s Soybean Production (8-8-2012)The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) launched a new online resource for farmers this week. The Illinois SoyMap Tool Kit, which is funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff, enables Illinois soybean farmers to view and track the status of the state's soybean production through interactive maps and explanatory data. Farmers also have the option of creating custom maps of their own fields to allow for easy comparison with others in their counties, crop reporting districts and the entire state.
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The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) represents more than 45,000 soybean farmers in Illinois through the state soybean checkoff and membership efforts. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and profitability research, promotion, issues management and analysis, communications and education. Membership and advocacy efforts support Illinois soybean farmer interests in local areas, Springfield and Washington, D.C. ISA programs are designed to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the global marketplace.