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ISA launches second season of 'The State of Soy'

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The Iowa Soybean Association’s (ISA) “The State of Soy” videocast launches its second season today offering timely news, insights and perspectives about soybean production and issues impacting agriculture and Iowa’s rural communities.

Hosted by ISA Public Relations Manager Katie James, the broadcast features a refreshed format, new topics, dynamic guests and farm-focused reporting originating from locations throughout the state.

The State of Soy: Episode 1
The State of Soy: Episode 1

January’s episode includes:

“Soybean farmers value information that directly relates to their bottom line,” said James. “The State of Soy is dedicated to helping farmers be more informed, competitive, productive and profitable.”

In addition to hard-hitting news, agronomic and conservation issues and market strategies, each monthly episode features lighter fare including stunning photography and videography capturing the beauty and serenity of rural living.

ISA President Tim Bardole’s farm near Rippey serves as the backdrop for the inaugural episode of Season II.

“It’s important farmers have every opportunity to learn about what’s impacting them and from a variety of sources,” Bardole says. “The State of Soy is a user-friendly way to remain informed while gaining a variety of perspectives with expertise about soybean production.”

In addition to ISA’s website, the video series is available for viewing on ISA’s social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Viewers are encouraged to forward topic ideas and feedback to James at

For media inquiries, permission to republish articles or to request high-res photos, please contact Katie James, ISA Public Relations Manager at © 2020 Iowa Soybean Association. All rights reserved.