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The State of Soy: Season 2, Episode 4

April 8, 2020

This month features true soybean visionaries, from Iowa's American Soybean Association past presidents – Ron Heck, Ray Gaesser and Marlyn Jorgenson, to the CEOs of the United Soybean Board, American Soybean Association and U.S. Soybean Export Council. Also in this edition, enjoy a conversation with Joe Merschman, President and CEO of Merschman Seeds. He touches on the importance of quality seed, freedom to operate and the work of the Iowa Soybean Association. And, during a time of uncertainty, see firsthand how calving and lambing season on Iowa's farms is business as usual in this edition of Through the Lens of ISA's Joe Murphy.

In this episode...

Iowa's Past Presidents of the American Soybean Association

Catch up with true Iowa soybean hall of famers – American Soybean Association Past Presidents Ron Heck, Ray Gaesser and Marlyn Jorgenson at an ASA 100th anniversary celebration at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas.

Soybean Checkoff Puts U.S. Protein First

People throughout the world need more protein – a demand soybean farmers are ready to fill. United Soybean Board CEO Polly Ruhland and U.S. Soybean Export Council CEO Jim Sutter outline their organization's efforts to get more protein into the hands of people everywhere whether through livestock or soy-based foods and beverages. Learn more at https://www.unitedsoybean.org/hopper/catalog/.

Merschman Seeds

ISA values industry partnerships as they benefit the needs of Iowa's soybean growers. We caught up with Joe Merschman of Merschman seeds at a recent ISA meeting in Des Moines. Joe offers insights into the world of seed and reminds us why farmers' dedication to feeding the world matters today more than ever.

American Soybean Association CEO Ryan Findlay

Farmers know the decisions made on Capitol Hill are just as important as the decisions made on their operation. The American Soybean Association uses non-checkoff dollars to advocate for soybean farmers' policy needs with lawmakers in Washington, D.C. ASA CEO Ryan Findlay tells The State of Soy what their priorities are in 2020.

Through the Lens: Calving and Lambing Season

Livestock farmers know the show must go on no matter what's happening in the world. In this episode of "Through the Lens", ISA's Joe Murphy takes us to Milo, Albia and Wilton, to give us a glimpse of the circle of life only a farm can provide. Tag along with Duane Ohnemous, Bryan Reed and Dave Walton to see the circle of life in action.