As part of its soybean checkoff-funded SoyIllinois initiative, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) has made available a resource list for foreign and domestic buyers of Illinois soybeans and soybean products. The list, organized in eight categories includes Illinois-based companies and organizations that can supply soybeans, facilitate exports and transportation, and provide processing.
The eight categories includes Farmer-Direct; Food-Feed-Industrial Processors; Information Sources; Soybean Processors; Railway Companies and Intermodal Ramps; Grain Dealers and Exporters. The list was compiled from a number of sources.
“By providing this valuable resource, we are able to steer soybean buyers toward choosing Illinois soybeans. And by putting it up on the web site, international and domestic customers have easy access to the information,” said Dale Crawford, ISA’s Marketing Committee Chair who farms near Sullivan, Ill.
SoyIllinois is part of a new initiative designed to package and showcase the state’s unique ability to supply, deliver and meet the demands of its soybean customers. The initiative includes a printed booklet and companion web pages for each Illinois county. The booklet is arranged by supply, access and demand and includes historical data on soybean production in Illinois, protein and oil levels and crush capacity. The booklet is available electronically for viewing and download on the ISA web site under the SoyCam link.