A successful 2015 crop starts now as you finalize seed selections. Choosing the right varieties impacts your farm perhaps more than any other decision, which makes this task a critical one. The data-driven world we live in both helps and hinders this selection process. Growers have plenty of data to determine which the highest-yielding product is in any given year. However, looking only at one data point, such as yield rank, might not reflect true performance of a product relative to its best placement and usage. All the data we see this time of year make it challenging to [...]
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development and utilization efforts while the membership program supports the government relations interests of Illinois soybean farmers at the local, state, and national level, through the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG). ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean producers through promotion, advocacy, and education with the vision of becoming a market leader in sustainable soybean production and profitability.