Soy Capital News

  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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, […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. Farm Manager Spotlight: Jaret Wicker

    August 20, 2013

    When Jaret Wicker first met with the Soy Capital Ag Services team led by President Don McCabe, he already was aware of the company’s solid reputation for farm management.  The Rushville, Ind., grain and livestock farm native had moved to Illinois in 2009, and joined Soy Capital in 2010 as a farm manager in the Kankakee office. “I was […]

  7. Gift and Estate Tax now Permanent?

    August 12, 2013

    The 2012 Tax Act was labeled many things, some relevant and some not so much. One of the more ironic descriptions was the term, “permanent.” Lawmakers labeled estate and gift tax rates and exclusions as permanent. Of course, permanent can mean many things in Washington, D.C., explains Will Taylor, Soy Capital senior vice president and […]

  8. Soy Capital Annual Plot Day Scheduled for Aug. 21

    August 5, 2013

    Soy Capital Ag Services will hold its annual plot day, Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the William Killian Trust Farm operated by Jim Ondeck near Towanda, Ill. Registration begins on-site at 8:30 a.m., with the program scheduled to begin at 9:15 a.m. Soy Capital Ag Services farm managers will present their 2013 McLean County yield estimates, […]

  9. Crop Insurance Helps Manage Production and Price Risk

    April 22, 2013

    Corn and soybean producers have experienced rising revenues per acre in the wake of higher grain prices and better yield potential. Protecting those revenues in an industry dependent on the weather is important, and crop insurance can be an excellent, and many times necessary, choice to manage production and price risk. “Producers have many corn and […]

  10. Drought Makes 2013 Planning More Critical

    October 22, 2012

    The 2012 growing season was very dry in many locations, and will affect crop planning for 2013.  Since conditions varied from field to field, Soy Capital Ag Services farm managers will address issues with crops grown, seed selection, soil types, drainage and other factors. “Phosphate and potash replacement rates may be moderated for 2013, if […]