ISA launches second season of 'The State of Soy'01/08/2020 | Crop Production Research, Soil Health, Water Quality, Soybean Exports, Economics, Video News
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.
January’s episode includes:
- ISA's Grant Kimberley talks trade
Whether it's the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement or the Phase-I signing with China, trade talks never stop. ISA Director of Market Development Grant Kimberley gives the latest updates on these important trading partners.
- Paul Mussman on the markets
President of AgWest Commodities Paul Mussman shares tips for soybean marketing and profitable decision making amidst a challenging economy.
- Adam Kiel discusses conservation funding successes
ISA Director of Conservation Adam Kiel discusses the Soil and Water Outcomes fund, designed to reward farmers for positive environmental outcomes on their farms. Applications are now being accepted at www.theoutcomesfund.com.
- Northwest Iowa grower harvests 102-bushel soybean yield
Duane Roeder of Lawton grew 102-bushel soybeans last year. Roeder and his agronomist, Chad Lewis, tell viewers what they did to maximize yields.
- Through the Lens: 2019
Last year left us with triumphs as well as tragedies. Take a look at a year in review through the lens of ISA's Joe Murphy.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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