October 2021

September 22, 2021


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On the Cover
A Boone County farmer makes the most of the remaining daylight to finish up harvesting his soybean field. Iowa’s farmers don’t just grow crops and raise livestock; they run a business. It’s a difficult task, but it can be made easier when markets are stable and international trade is running smoothly.

Executive Insights: Change happens quickly
An update on changes from Kirk Leeds, ISA Chief Executive Officer.
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Farmers elected to Iowa Soybean Association leadership posts
A new leadership team recently took their post for the Iowa Soybean Association board of directors 
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Hawkeyes, Cyclone team buses powered by homegrown biodiesel courtesy of Iowa soybean farmers
Biodiesel produced with Iowa and Midwest-grown soybeans will fuel the University of Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State University Cyclone team buses throughout the 2021-22 school year.
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Leaning In: New Iowa Soybean Association president sets priorities for the year ahead
Conservation, conversation and farmer profitability top the list of priorities for Robb Ewoldt, who recently accepted the gavel as the president of the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) from Past-President Jeff Jorgenson.
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Talking Trade: U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange examines the road ahead for the world of soy
From variety selection to harvest loss protection, farmers take steps to strengthen yields.
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Rural bridge replacement and repair in need of a farmer mentality
If the stewardship mentality works so well on the farm, it certainly should work when managing and improving our transportation system.
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Demand Drivers: Opportunities abound for soybean oil
What was once a backseat driver in creating soybean demand and profitability now has two hands firmly on the wheel.
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Social interaction, education and policy centered around eight ISA district meetings
The Iowa Soybean Association's (ISA) 2021 district meetings have wrapped up, and it was a whirlwind summer for ISA's producer services team, staff and board members as they hosted eight meetings throughout the state.
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ISA's new conservation agronomists assist farmers and ag retailers with conservation efforts
The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) is reaching out to more farmers and landowners through a conservation agronomist network launched in August 2020.
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The Last Word: Estate Auction Thrills
Editor's notes by Ann Clinton.
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