American Soybean Association news
It’s been years since this weekly effort has used any time, muscle or brain cells to write or, frankly, even care about any of the 21 costly, largely ineffective and virtually bulletproof federal commodity checkoff programs.
The Illinois Soybean Association elected new leadership during its annual meeting in Champaign. Ron Kindred, of District 9, was elected chairman after having served as ISA vice chairman for the previous two years.
Critics of the EPA’s biofuel blending targets say it doesn’t accurately reflect the industry’s expected growth and is below the corn-based ethanol mandate previously proposed.
American Soybean Association and Illinois Soybean Association directors, alongside ISA staff, recently visited the nation’s capital to meet with legislators and to visit both the embassies of Taiwan and India.
Neil Caskey, a long-time professional in the agricultural arena, has been tapped to lead the National Corn Growers Association as its new CEO, according to the organization’s board of directors.
The Illinois Soybean Association hosted its first ever Impact Awards banquet. The evening was full of celebration, recognition and reflecting upon everything ISA has been able to accomplish in 2022.
Steve Pitstick started harvesting soybeans about a week later than he planned this year. “Part of that is due to the later than normal start in the spring and we had a cloudy, somewhat cool summer,” said Pitstick who farms about 5,000 acres of corn and soybeans near Maple Park.
The Illinois Soybean Association kicked off our new fiscal year with a slate full of promising and purposeful projects that place Illinois soybean farmers’ profitability as a top priority by growing opportunities for soybean uses, markets, accessibility and demand.
Illinois Corn is celebrating being named as a valued partner in multiple projects funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program.
The Illinois Soybean Association recently sent two Illinois farmers to Washington, D.C., where a select group of grower leaders from across the country took part in a two-day training to become members of the American Soybean Association’s Agriculture Communications Team.
The farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board convened for its summer board meeting to approve a 2023 fiscal year budget of $123 million for program work, starting Oct. 1, 2022.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a package of action setting 2020, 2021 and 2022 Renewable Fuel Standard biofuel volumes.
Over the last decade, many pieces of U.S. climate and environmental policy have sought to make use of the climate change mitigation potential of carbon sequestration and carbon markets have been developed.
The American Soybean Association and Illinois Soybean Association are accepting applications for director positions.
Two Illinois soybean farmer leaders were elected to executive leadership positions with the U.S. Soybean Export Council during Commodity Classic in New Orleans.