A new incentive opportunity is now available to all non-GMO soybean growers in Illinois, made possible by a partnership between Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) and Saving Tomorrow's Agriculture Resources (STAR).
STAR is a free tool developed for farmers by farmers to evaluate, plan, and receive unbiased technical support for conservation practices on individual fields.
Through December 4, 2023, non-GMO soybean growers willing to provide information about their field management practices and non-GMO soybean growers who are interested in implementing cover crops can qualify for a minimum $250 incentive payment.
* Management information collected through the survey is for ISA research purposes only and will remain confidential.
** The STAR application is a quick and easy process that typically takes less than 5 minutes to complete. Your field form responses will remain confidential and will not be shared with any outside party.
Contact Natalie Kerr, Illinois Star Coordinator
Premier Cooperative offers a premium non-GMO soybean program. We contract with growers to produce non-GMO soybeans for delivery in the fall or post harvest from on the farm storage. We have designated delivery locations that are set up for identity preserved non-GMO grain. These growers receive a significant premium over the traditional commodity soybean production. For more information contact Premier Cooperative or go to our website premiercooperative.net.