January 2024

January 11, 2024


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On the Cover
Brother Grant and Spencer Hilbert were once farmers on an online gaming platform only. Now, millions of subscribers watch the brothers use different kinds of controls to plant and harvest their crops via their YouTube channels.

Executive Insights: Up to the task
The new year brings with it new challenges and issues that Iowa's soybean farmers will have to face.
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Rural Route 2: Take a bow
As 2023 comes to an end, ISA shows appreciation for those who made it a successful year.
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Brothers start farm after virtual farming fame
The Hilbert brothers turn their virtual farming experience into a farming operation and family business.
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Suzanne Shirbroun leads ISA into its 60th year
As ISA president, Suzanne Shirbroun will focus on educating audiences, investing in research and building demand.
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Farmers determine top state priorities for 2024
Iowa Soybean Association sets state policy priorities for 2024 based on farmer leader input. 
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Congratulations 2024 ISA Leadership Award winners
Congratulations to the 2024 ISA Leadership Award winners who were recognized at the Winter Soy Summit in December.  
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This event will position your farm for success
Explore ag exports, Iowa's bioenergy markets, market outlooks and farm policy at the 2024 Farm Forward event.
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Research year in review
The Research Center for Farming Innovation (RCFI) summarizes trials completed and data gathered throughout 2023. 
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Building relationships across the Pacific
Meetings between Chinese delegations and ISA strengthen international relationships and generate purchase agreements.
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Farmers turn plans into actions
Soybean farmers take action on crop plans developed through on-farm research trials.
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Meetings showcase local and relevant research
Local February meetings to showcase research findings, demonstrate checkoff value and explore your agronomic questions.
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Food and fuel
Innovation and collaboration are key elements to providing enough food and fuel for the growing world population.
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