The State of Soy: Season 2, Episode 1

  • Release Date: January 8th, 2020

The inaugural episode of season two includes commodity pricing strategies from Paul Mussman of AgWest Commodities, updates on U.S.-China trade relations courtesy of ISA Director of Market Development Grant Kimberley, details on a new program to reward farmers for conservation efforts and tips from a northwest Iowa farmer for growing 102-bushel-per-acre soybeans. Each episode ends with a look through the lens of ISA’s Joe Murphy, celebrating stunning photography of soybean growers, rural communities and soybean news. This first episode gives viewers a look back at 2019’s tragedies and triumphs.


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

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.

In Memoriam: Dean Coleman
Iowa and America’s soybean families mourned the passing of Dean Coleman of Humboldt in August of 2019. Soybean leaders from across the state offered thoughts and reflections in remembrance of a man who impacted the soybean industry in such a profound way.  

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