February 2022

February 8, 2022


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In this issue...

On the Cover
Anthony Martin, ISA senior field services manager, uses drone technology to help with soybean research in on-farm trials.

Executive Insights: Prepared to Innovate
February’s cold and snow will soon give way to spring and the start of the 2022 growing season.
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Lock and Dam #25 added to priority project list
An infrastructure project critical to the success of Iowa soybean farmers and expansion of U.S. soy exports has been added to a national list of project priorities.
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Soybean checkoff impacts research that increases profitability
ISA’s research team works with and on behalf of farmers to understand, execute and communicate research that benefits the production of abundant, safe and environmentally friendly feed, fuel, fiber and food.
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ISA research delivers knowledge and opportunities for farmers
As farmer needs changed, so did the size of commitment required to provide innovative research, tools and technical support across the state.
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Soybean industry rallies around new strategic approach to research
For U.S. soybean farmers to thrive, new, innovative and broad-scoped research must be coordinated with multiple partners throughout the value chain. It must also align with farmer priorities and solutions based on the needs of end users.
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Learn how to be involved in an RCFI trial
At the Iowa Soybean Association’s (ISA) Research Center for Farming Innovation (RCFI), the team works to further understand and share answers to farmers’ newest, burning questions.
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Working toward healthier soil
Wayne Fredericks has been a key collaborator with the Iowa Soybean Association’s (ISA) Research Center for Farming Innovation (RCFI), working to not only improve soils on his farm but to also add research that collectively helps all soybean farmers.
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Try an all-systems approach to a higher-yielding soybean
Trials conducted by the Iowa Soybean Association’s (ISA) Research Center for Farming Innovation (RCFI) seek to discover what it takes to achieve higher soybean yields.
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Industry experts share projections for the year
From seed selection to marketing and grain storage to transportation, there are a myriad of factors farmers consider each year. We’ve asked experts in these areas to provide a snapshot of what’s in store for 2022.
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The Last Word: Chasing Sunsets
We never have a destination in mind. We go where the mood takes us. County highways, gravel travel, dirt roads … there’s not a path we haven’t explored.
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