Anticipation and excitement are developing across Illinois as spring planting approaches. Along with those seasonal expectations, we need a conscientious examination of our land and water stewardship responsibilities. Illinois’ natural resources have treated farmers well. It's time that we do a better job of improving and preserving those resources. Several Illinois soybean farmers just returned from a water quality fact-finding visit to the Delmarva Peninsula. Our question: Is the present situation regarding nutrient management there to become the future here? We hope not. But only the determined engagement of all Illinois producers will avert the DelMarVa solution from coming [...]
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.