Photo Credit: Joclyn Bushman/Iowa Soybean Association

(Photo Credit: Joclyn Bushman/Iowa Soybean Association)

Iowa Soybean Association Lauds Gov. Reynolds for Biofuels Proposal, Commitment to Rural Vitality

January 12, 2022

Courtesy of Robb Ewoldt, Iowa Soybean Association President and soybean farmer from Davenport 

“Gov. Kim Reynolds’ calls today to prioritize Iowa's homegrown energy and provide tax relief for farmers and all Iowans bode well for the state’s 38,000 soybean producers. 

“The Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) strongly supports Gov. Reynolds’ call for building on Iowa’s leadership in renewable energy. We look forward to working with her and the Iowa legislature on modernizing Iowa’s renewable fuels infrastructure and increasing the production and use of biodiesel. We’ll also continue ISA’s nationally recognized efforts advancing carbon capturing solutions that improve the environment while offering new revenue options for farmers. Indeed, America’s energy is growing right here in Iowa’s farm fields. 

“Iowa farmers recent completion of an estimated 610-million-bushel soybean harvest highlights the important role Iowa farmers play in providing the food, fiber and fuel used around the world. The sustainable and profitable production of high-quality soy remains key to ensuring producer success and rural vitality. 

“To secure Iowa's status as the nation’s leading producer of soy and corn, investments to improve agricultural productivity, enhance infrastructure, and protect recreational amenities are needed to meet the challenges of farmers. 

“ISA supports Gov. Reynolds' continued leadership in fostering profit opportunities for Iowa farmers, promoting critical infrastructure projects, and ensuring the protection of our natural resources.” 


Not funded by the soybean checkoff

The Iowa Soybean Association ( is “Driven To Deliver” increased soybean demand through market development and new uses, farmer-focused research and results, timely information and know-how and policy initiatives enabling farmers and the industry to flourish. Founded in 1964 by farmers to serve farmers, ISA is governed by a board of 22 farmers to advocate on behalf of the state’s 40,000 soybean producers, including more than 15,000 ISA farmer members and industry stakeholders.