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Illinois Soybean Association

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) is a statewide organization that strives to enable Illinois soybean producers to be the most knowledgeable and profitable soybean producers around the world.

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Illinois Soybean Association

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Busting Myths About Biodiesel’s Environmental Impact
Busting Myths About Biodiesel’s Environmental Impact

1 month ago - Debate about whether biofuels are environmentally friendly goes on — especially around land use. At issue is whether the amount of land available for agricultural production can support the growing global population’s demand for both food and fuel.

Trucking Fleets Don’t Look Back After Switch to Biodiesel
Trucking Fleets Don’t Look Back After Switch to Biodiesel

2 months ago - As fleets look to reduce GHG emissions, they are looking beyond improvements in fuel economy to advanced technologies and alternative fuels — which can also offer financial savings over petroleum diesel.

Electric Vehicles, Renewable Fuels Can Coexist in a Clean Energy Future
Electric Vehicles, Renewable Fuels Can Coexist in a Clean Energy Future

2 months ago - The future of alternative energy will not be based on a single solution. Options are much more likely to include “all of the above” answers, using both electricity and proven alternatives such as biodiesel.

Scarcity Breeding Increasingly Innovative Water-Saving Strategies in Agriculture
Scarcity Breeding Increasingly Innovative Water-Saving Strategies in Agriculture

2 months ago - By incorporating new technologies and tactics into farming practices, agriculture can promote more efficient irrigation and water management — and play a major role in global water conservation and reuse.

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Chicago Parks Contribute to Cleaner Air with Renewable Fuel
Chicago Parks Contribute to Cleaner Air with Renewable Fuel

3 months ago - How biodiesel use supports the Chicago Park District's mission to preserve its world-class park system for future generations.

Soybean Farmer Takes Active Role in Biodiesel Industry
Soybean Farmer Takes Active Role in Biodiesel Industry

3 months ago - Rob Shaffer — a fourth-generation soybean, corn and Angus cattle farmer — has been active in industry organizations for more than a decade. He was invited to join the National Biodiesel Board in 2012 and hasn’t looked back.

Cover Crops Helped Farmers Thrive During Difficult 2019 Weather
Cover Crops Helped Farmers Thrive During Difficult 2019 Weather

3 months ago - According to an annual farmer survey conducted by the Conservation Technology Information Center, cover crops improved yields and made farms more resilient to the especially wet spring weather last year.

The Slow, Steady Climb on the Road to Higher Blends of Biodiesel
The Slow, Steady Climb on the Road to Higher Blends of Biodiesel

3 months ago - Advocates for biodiesel notched a big victory in December when President Trump signed into law a new budget deal that included a five-year extension of the $1/gallon tax credit for biodiesel blenders.

River Cruise Giants Make Big Waves, Smaller Impacts with Biodiesel
River Cruise Giants Make Big Waves, Smaller Impacts with Biodiesel

3 months ago - For Hornblower, the integration of biodiesel into its latest boats was a natural evolution of its environmental stewardship. The company has led the charge in the industry, in terms of reducing its fleet’s impacts on the environment.

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Why the American Lung Association Supports Renewable Fuels
Why the American Lung Association Supports Renewable Fuels

4 months ago - Experts with the ALA recognize that biodiesel not only reduces carbon emissions but can also provide health benefits associated with cleaner air.

Cook-Illinois’ Sustainable Fuel Evolution
Cook-Illinois’ Sustainable Fuel Evolution

4 months ago - As one school bus company leads the charge toward more sustainable transportation, it shares lessons learned for businesses that want to cut greenhouse gas emissions in their own operations.

Casey’s General Stores: Fueling Community Growth Through Biodiesel
Casey’s General Stores: Fueling Community Growth Through Biodiesel

4 months ago - Through its commitment to supporting local producers and providing customers new fuel options, Casey’s has become a key player in the biodiesel industry.

US Soybean Industry Protocol Addresses Sustainable Farming Practices
US Soybean Industry Protocol Addresses Sustainable Farming Practices

4 months ago - As soy production and uses have expanded worldwide, so have calls for more responsible farming practices to conserve vital natural resources.

Chicago Parks Fight Hand Sanitizer Shortage Through Innovative Biodiesel Partnership
Chicago Parks Fight Hand Sanitizer Shortage Through Innovative Biodiesel Partnership

5 months ago - An unlikely partnership has enabled the Chicago Park District to produce enough much-needed hand sanitizer to keep its employees and park visitors safe during the pandemic.

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Strengthening Collaboration Between Farmers and Landowners Key to Improving Conservation
Strengthening Collaboration Between Farmers and Landowners Key to Improving Conservation

5 months ago - The relationship between non-operating landowners, which own 62% of Midwest farmland, and the farmers to whom they rent land is vital to achieving wide-scale adoption of soil-health and nutrient-management practices across US croplands.

Illinois City’s Success with Biodiesel Influences Neighboring Communities
Illinois City’s Success with Biodiesel Influences Neighboring Communities

5 months ago - By selling B20 biodiesel to neighboring municipal agencies and organizations, Moline has expanded its impact on air quality across the Quad Cities region — and shown the community that improving air quality is a collaborative effort.

Illinois Soybean Farmers Sowing Seeds of a Sustainable Future
Illinois Soybean Farmers Sowing Seeds of a Sustainable Future

5 months ago - Illinois has maintained its leadership in US soybean production for nearly a century, thanks to its climate and ongoing commitment to sustainable agriculture and conservation best practices.

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