Soy Capital News

  1. Prime Central Illinois Farmland Continues To Be Strong

    March 20, 2015

    Bloomington, Illinois (March 17, 2015) – Spirited bidding showed strong demand for a 78.96 Acre Farm Thursday at Williamsville in Sangamon County, and a 194.7 Acre Farm Wednesday in McLean County, Illinois.  Both counties, known for their high corn yields and investment grade farmland showed steady results, in auctions hosted by Soy Capital Ag Services.Both […]


  2. David Klein Named Illinois Land Broker of the Year

    October 15, 2014

    Bloomington, IL, October 8, 2014 — David Klein, ALC, received the honor of being named Land Broker of the Year by the Illinois Farm & Land Chapter of the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) at its annual meeting. Klein was recognized for his accomplishments as well as his dedication and service to the community. His nomination […]


  3. Retired Bank President Gives Management Reins to Soy Capital

    August 19, 2014

    Bill McCarty spent more than 70 years of his life in Tuscola, Ill. He managed crop production on his family farm as well as farms owned by other relatives in Douglas and Coles counties. When he and his wife, Carol, moved to a Chicago suburb to be near family, they turned over management reins of their farmland to Soy […]


  4. 2014 McLean County Corn Yield Estimates

    August 18, 2014

    The Soy Capital Ag Services in Bloomington, IL annually performs a yield estimate for McLean County.  The findings estimate the county average yield to be 222.6 bushels /acre.  Compared to the record estimated yield in 2009, this yield surpasses that by 26.3 bushels per acre. On top of that, this crop should yield 16% more […]


  5. USDA Releases 2014 Outlook for U.S. Agriculture

    May 19, 2014

    In the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) annual outlook held in late February, USDA Chief Economist Joseph W. Glauber noted record global grain and oilseed crops have contributed to significant price declines during the last year. Glauber expects the trends to continue, although tight global grain and oilseed supplies will keep markets on edge.”While lower […]


  6. Prime Farmland Market Remains Strong

    April 4, 2014

    March ended on a high note with another successful Soy Capital Ag Services farmland auction. On March 31, 2014, Soy Capital sold the Carmody Family Farm, which consisted of 259.63 surveyed acres in 3 tracts. Tracts 1 and 2 sold as a single unit for $13,750 per acre while the third tract, which included a […]


  7. Bill Brown Retires from Soy Capital Decatur Office

    March 24, 2014

    Bill Brown, long-time farm manager in Soy Capital’s Decatur, Ill., office, will retire this spring following more than 40 years in farm management. Brown has been with the Soy Capital team since 1999, when Soy Capital Bank and Trust added Soy Capital Ag Services. “This has been a great relationship. Soy Capital Bank gave us […]


  8. McCabe Named to Professional Hall of Fame

    February 28, 2014

    Don McCabe, immediate past president of Soy Capital Ag Services, was named to the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers 2013 Hall of Fame in February. The Hall of Fame Award is the highest recognition that can be presented to a member who has made significant contributions to both the Society and agriculture. In making the presentation, […]


  9. 279.66 Surveyed Acres Sell in McLean County

    February 11, 2014

    February kicks off Soy Capital Ag Service’s first auction of the year. The Donald & Beatrice Armstrong Trust Farms were sold on February 4, 2014 at the Parke Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington, Illinois. This McLean county farm sold in 5 tracts and is located to the west of Cooksville, Illinois, one of […]


  10. Dave Klein named RLI Realtor of the Month for January 2014

    January 15, 2014

    The REALTORS® Land Institute is proud to showcase Dave Klein, ALC, in the January 2014 Monthly Member Spotlight. Klein is the Vice President, Managing Broker and Auctioneer for Soy Capital Ag Services in Bloomington, IL, managing farmland in in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, South Dakota, and Oklahoma. He grew up on a grain and livestock farm in Illinois […]