March 2022

March 14, 2022


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On the Cover
One combine of a 10-combine fleet operated by Bom Futuro gobbles up soybeans in early February in the heart of west central Mato Grasso, Brazil.

Executive Insights: It takes more than tech to compete
To be competitive and maximize profit opportunities over the coming decades, Iowa and U.S. soybean farmers must better anticipate consumers’ evolving wants and needs and meet them by connecting every facet of the soybean industry value chain.
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Outstanding achievement on behalf of soy industry recognized
Whether a lifelong soybean farmer, an innovator in production or a champion for fellow farmers, the 2022 ISA Leadership Award recipients have demonstrated a passion for the future of soy.
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Tech Talk
Farmers want solutions to on-farm challenges. That’s why Meister Media Worldwide, CropLife Media and PrecisionAg teamed up to provide an opportunity for farmers and innovative industry leaders to engage in meaningful, solutions-based discussions during the first-ever Tech Hub LIVE event held in Des Moines.
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ISA continues to invest in drone technology
The use of drones has been growing in popularity throughout the agricultural industry, and the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) is no exception.
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Investing in Artificial Intelligence
The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA), in collaboration with Iowa State University (ISU) and other partners, is playing a role in two new projects focused on utilizing AI technologies in crop production.
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Challenges facing Brazilian soybean farmers
Supply chain squeezes, rising input costs, competition for land, logistical challenges and disease pressures are challenges for Brazilian oilseed producers.
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ISA directors reflect on time in Brazil
Iowa Soybean Association Directors Robb Ewoldt, Brent Swart, Tim Bardole and Warren Bachman and CEO Kirk Leeds participated in a two-week fact-finding mission to Brazil in early February.
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The Last Word: The Final Word
I am blessed beyond measure. After nearly 24 years, I am transitioning away from my role at the Iowa Soybean Association.
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