Follow soybean growth on webcam

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – August 20, 2013– Warren County, Ill., farmers Ron and Deb Moore are providing a front-row view via of how soybeans are grown on their farm. This Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) initiative, funded by the Illinois soybean checkoff, follows 10 farmers’ photographs and commentary throughout the 2013 growing season.

The Moores regularly will post updates and photos about their crops, how the weather is affecting them, and any other factors that make a difference in the plants’ growth. Visitors also will find industry crop updates, production tips and a wide variety of statistics related to soybean production in the United States, Illinois and each of its 102 counties.

Ron and Deb farm 1,300 acres of soybeans, corn and hay. Ron also has 250 acres of pasture and a cattle building that are used for feeder cattle. In addition, Ron and Deb, are involved with the Illinois Farm Families program. The Field Moms visited their farm in 2012 to learn about the Moores' farming operation while also experimenting with growing soybeans in their own backyards. Ron serves as an ISA at-large director and recently was elected to represent Illinois soybean growers on the American Soybean Association (ASA) board.

Stay current on all the latest SoyCam developments on the SoyCam Twitter page (@soycam) and YouTube channel (@ilsoycam).

The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) represents more than 45,000 soybean farmers in Illinois through the state soybean checkoff and membership efforts. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and profitability research, promotion, issues management and analysis, communications and education. Membership and advocacy efforts support Illinois soybean farmer interests in local areas, Springfield and Washington, D.C. ISA programs are designed to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the global marketplace. For more information, visit the website