October 14, 2022
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A combine takes on soybeans in a post-flooded valley near Fort Atkinson in 2021. Soybean farmers in Iowa harvested nearly 622 million bushels of soybeans in 2021. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service forecasts 591 million bushels of soybeans will be harvested in Iowa this year.
Executive Insights: People Power
Much like you keep an eye on your yield monitor, we closely track membership. It’s people who power ISA’s success.
Farmers named to ISA board of directors
The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) board of directors elected Suzanne Shirbroun of Farmersburg as president-elect during its September meeting held in Ankeny.
Farmers share how they're overcoming rising input costs
We asked four ISA farmer-members to weigh in on how input prices affect their business and what they expect in the future.
Online sales have expanded opportunities for buyers and sellers
Needing the iron to plant, harvest and go about their jobs, farmers are looking at used equipment to fill in the gaps.
Accurate placement of nutrients not only brings an economic benefit but an environmental one as well.
Meet Jeff Cuddeback
For Jeff Cuddeback, farming has been the family business for as long as anyone can remember — he’s a 10th generation farmer.
To help understand the factors impacting the price of fertilizers, we asked Jason Troendle, director of market intelligence and research at The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), to weigh in.
Finding farm labor through an app
Schaeffer believes the core mission will always be to connect employers with employees.
Policy, research, networking and fun were highlights of nine ISA district meetings
The Iowa Soybean Association’s summer district meeting series offered something for everyone.
IAWA Business Council working together for water quality
Improving water quality in the state without sacrificing profitability for Iowa’s farmers.
Iowa's cash rental rates increased 10.3% from 2021
Rural Route 2: Homecoming week
It’s homecoming week in our Central Iowa town.
For farmers, the bottom line is profitability. But increasing input costs – everything from seed and fertilizer to fuel and equipment – continue to chip away at those profits.