Are you in the habit of treating soybeans as the underdog on your farm? In the Midwest, soybean are often viewed as JUST a rotational crop when compared to its competitive counterpart, corn. But why is this? Some may argue that they prefer to plant corn and that it is easier to consistently grow higher yields, but why do growers not have the same mentality for soybeans? Since the early 1920s the United States has used soybeans as an important forage and grain crop, and since then soybean yields have increased nearly 5-fold. But we still feel that soybeans [...]
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.