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The State of Soy: Season 2, Episode 3

March 11, 2020

Hosted from Iowa State University's BioCentury Research Farm, this episode of The State of Soy showcases how research done here in Iowa is leading to soybean-based asphalt around the country. The State of Soy also spoke with the Chief Operating Officer at Bayer as he shares his message to soybean growers, in addition to recent policy victories for the Soy Transportation Coalition. The new CEO at Sukup Manufacturing also shares highlights. The episode finishes with a northwest Iowa farmer who practices what he preaches when it comes to conservation, and a photo essay from Iowa Soybean Association's recent trade mission to Bangladesh and Pakistan.

In this episode...

Bayer COO shares production issues and his message to soybean growers

Brett Begemann shares the latest updates from Bayer when it comes to new products, production issues and his message to soybean farmers.

Soybean-based asphalt one track closer to commercialization

The State of Soy traveled south to Alabama with Iowa farmer Rolland Schnell to get the dirt on this soybean-based asphalt test track.

Soybean transportation update and victories

Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition, spoke with The State of Soy on the latest updates and recent policy happenings when it comes to transporting soybeans along the supply chain.

New Sukup CEO shares history and vision for family-led company

A hallmark of any agricultural landscape, grain bins and storage play an important role in any farming operation. ISA's Aaron Putze caught up with Sukup's new CEO — a longtime agriculturalist and a member of the Sukup family. 

Northwest Iowa farmer sees benefits of conservation efforts

A Humboldt farmer experiments with different conservation techniques — and sees the results!

Through the Lens: Trade Mission in Bangladesh and Pakistan

Follow the lens along an ISA trade mission to Bangladesh and Pakistan last month. Iowa farmer leaders met with several soybean buyers to procure and strengthen trading relationships.