In this Q&A session, Deanna Burkhart interviews Megan Miller, ISA's Agronomy Program Manager, about Illinois' carbon marketplace. They discuss carbon credits, markets, payments, USDA funding, and how the Illinois Soybean Association can assist growers in navigating the complexities of carbon programs.
Join us for a captivating webinar featuring esteemed experts in the field of agricultural research, Dr. Andrew Margenot, Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and PhD student, Yuhei Nakayama. They will be discussing "The 4Rs of Phosphorus Management for Illinois Soybean Production."
Jasdeep Singh of the University of Illinois shares a presentation of how a research team is investigating soil health, water quality, and climate footprints across Illinois soybean production systems to provide accurate assessments of potential trade-offs.
Contributed by Bradford Warner Vice President of Sustainability & Business Development, Farmobile The increasingly frenetic and frequent conversations around carbon markets, water quality, regenerative ag, and sustainability have spawned more questions than answers. What Farmobile can definitively say is that carbon credit and environmental, social and governance (ESG) markets are not going away. A new market is popping up every week, every month. At the grower level, however, there are a lot of questions. Is this for me? What hoops will I have to jump through? What will I have to do to participate? Perhaps most importantly, is this [...]
This article was originally published in the July issue of the Illinois Field & Bean magazine. Read the full article here. It seems as if we're hearing about new carbon market programs left and right these days. The myriad viewpoints can be confusing, so much so that farmers can become bewildered with unanswered questions as to which opportunity is the best option for their operation. Last year, the need for clarity for these carbon programs was recognized by several organizations, including the Illinois Sustainable Ag Partnership (ISAP), who stepped up to help answer lingering questions. ISAP, a partnership between [...]
By Jonah Kolb|2022-03-21T07:14:36-05:00July 8, 2021|
The American Soybean Association provided a snapshot for crop producers of the carbon market landscape as of April 2021. Most of the current opportunities are for pilot projects and are not operating fully as a market at this point. Payment amounts vary and can be practice-based (with a fixed amount paid for adoption of certain conservation practices) or outcome-based (providing an amount based on the quantity of carbon sequestered as estimated through models or measured in soil tests). Nori suggests using 0.2 to 1.5 tonnes of annual carbon dioxide sequestration per acre as a rule of thumb for recently [...]
By Scott Gerlt|2022-03-21T13:08:59-05:00April 20, 2021|
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.