Spring 2020

April 20, 2020


In this issue...

On the Cover

Mark Jackson, an Iowa Soybean Association past president, plants soybeans into terminated rye cover crops at his Rose Hill farm.

  • CEO Kirk Leeds: Better data → better information → better decisions(pg. 4)
  • USDA Offers Flexibility Amid Ongoing Pandemic (pg. 6)
  • ISA Helps With Conservation Best Practices Manual (pg. 7)
  • Built Strong: Iowa farmers along the Missouri River Confident in Levee Repairs (pg. 8)
  • Science of Water Monitoring: ISA trusted source of data (pg. 12)
  • Lessons Learned: Farmers share lessons from Cover Crops Bootcamp (pg. 14)
  • Choose U.S. Protein First: U.S. soys approach lifts all protein sectors (pg. 16)
  • Road Ready: Soy-based asphalt shows promise at test track (pg. 20)
  • The Last Word: Corona Chronicles (pg. 23)