December 2021

December 14, 2021


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In this issue...

On the Cover
A red barn in Cass County stands out after a fresh snowfall. All things considered, 2021 was a positive year for Iowa soybean farmers. However, there were some unexpected factors that resulted in lessons learned.

Executive Insights: Traditions Matter
Traditions matter to the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) because we’re a family, too.
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A Year of Growth
By most accounts, 2021 was a positive year for the Iowa soybean farmers as challenges and opportunities provided lessons.
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Harvest Destination
The global impact of Iowa's soybean harvest will be dependent on timing.
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Tools for the trade: ISA takes the lead in developing online decision-making tools
ISA takes the lead in developing online decision-making tools.
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Seed selection tips
The potential for high yields begins with choosing the right seed. Here are six considerations when making soybean seed selections for 2022.
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Save money with 7 year-end tax planning tips
As the Iowa Soybean Association works hard to ensure checkoff dollars are wisely invested, it’s imperative to maximize your other financial interests, as well.
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A salute to service
Don Latham reflects on his service in the United States Army and the soybean industry.
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The Last Word: Story of the Year
Wrapping up the year in review.
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