All Posts from 2014

Corn and soybeans have long been the bread and butter of Midwestern agriculture, yet it seems soybeans still finish second.  Illinois growers can raise the soybean status quo, and raise bottom lines.  Here are five reasons why it’s time for soybeans to shine:

  1. High yields are in reach.

Kip Cullers has recorded yields of 139, 154 and 161 bushels per acre on his Missouri farm.  Numerous growers in...

Some years are hot and dry.  Some years are cold and wet.  Freezes can be too late in the spring or too early in the fall.  And then, every once in a while, it all comes together and you can plant when you want to, get the rains when you need them (and not when you don’t), and haul a profitable harvest to town.

Those are the years that make farming look easy.  But we all know that being successful over the long haul takes the...

Remember the old adage, “Begin with the end in mind?”  It’s a great way to approach the planning of a crop year, so take a minute to think forward to December 2014.

How’d your year go?  What worked and what didn’t?  And most importantly, what new things did you try that worked (or didn’t)?

By thinking ahead to what you’d like to accomplish on your farm in this year, you can begin planning to up your management plans so that you...

Welcome to ISA’s newest resource for farmers—the one place completely dedicated to the community of Illinois soy producers.  This site not only has the latest information on soybean production, it also provides a unique opportunity to engage with others in our forums.  As you read the site, let us know what we’re missing—ask questions and challenge us, and each other.

These conversations must take place so we can learn from each other...

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