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The State of Soy Podcast (S2:E2)

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Governor Reynolds on the Invest in Iowa Act
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds joined Iowa soybean farmers at the annual policy conference in downtown Des Moines to share her vision for Iowa agriculture. A fundamental piece of that vision is the implementation of the Invest in Iowa Act, which provides additional funding for water quality, conservation, mental health and outdoor recreation.

Impact of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on a Mexican dairy farm 

Gina Gutierrez is a dairy farmer in Mexico who knows how important trade deals like the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) are to her operation. She spoke with the Iowa Soybean Association about how her need for soybean, corn and canola makes it important to have trade with the U.S. She says U.S. soybean farmers supply a high-quality product at an affordable price for Mexican producers.

The future of farmland value at People's Land Investment Expo
What are the trends in land prices? What will investors be looking for in the future? Mollie Aronowitz, director of sustainability at People's Company, tells Iowa Soybean Association that trade and weather drove the most conversations about land in 2019. She says weather patterns will be a big topic in the years ahead.

The Iowa Soybean Association is "Driven To Deliver"
What makes ISA stand out? A staff that is dedicated to results. See ISA's new promise, "Driven To Deliver" and how farmers can expect determination and grit when it comes to maximizing a return on investment.

A northern Iowa farmer's legacy of conservation
Wayne Fredericks might look like a typical farmer, but follow him around for a day and discover a conservationist focused on the health of his farm's ecosystem. The Iowa Soybean Association spoke to Wayne Fredericks about his conservation efforts, why he implements them and his goals for the future of his farm.

Through the Lens: South of the Border Watch below
This "Through the Lens" segment takes us to the small town of Tepatepec, Mexico, where the vibrant Mexican culture was on full display at a "plaza dia," or commonly known as a farmers market here in the U.S. Last month President Trump signed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement signaling stability in agriculture trade between the North American countries for years to come.

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