Farm kids and their dog take a ride on the farm utility

The State of Soy: Season 2, Episode 7

July 15, 2020

This episode features Iowa Pork CEO Pat McGonegle with a top-level view of Iowa's pig industry, including market growth and opportunities for both swine and soybean farmers. Landus Cooperative CEO Matt Carstens shares about adaptations among cooperatives in the face of recent adversity. Also highlighted is the Soybean Cyst Nematode and how farms can lessen the impact of this quiet yield robber. And take a moment to listen two ISA farmer leaders as they share how the ISA has positively impacted their bottom line. And as we see the return of the hottest days of the year, we go through the lens to celebrate our farm dogs as we approach the "dog days" of summer. 


In this episode: 

What's Next for the Pork Industry?

Soybean farmers pay close attention when issues arise in Iowa's pork industry – the number one domestic market. Pat McGonegle, Iowa Pork CEO, shares the biggest surprises that came from COVID-19, and what to expect moving forward. 

How Landus Cooperative is Moving Forward

Nobody does change quite like farmers. Landus Cooperative says this ability to adapt and innovate is what gets agriculture through tough times. CEO Matt Carstens shares how technology is helping Landus continue to serve farmers during the pandemic.  

Soybean Cyst Nematode Found in Most Iowa Soybean Fields

It's estimated 70% of Iowa's soybean fields contain the Soybean Cyst Nematode. This pest slowly eats away at your bushels and ultimately, your bottom line. Greg Tylka of Iowa State University and ISA's Ed Anderson share tips in managing this quiet pest.  

How ISA Improves Your Bottom Line 

We at ISA love to share how we are driven to deliver for you and your operation! But nobody can tell it better than the soybean farmers we serve. Pat Swanson of Ottumwa and Brent Swart of Spencer share how ISA has benefited their bottom line. 

Through the Lens: The "Dog Days" of Summer

The hottest days of the year have returned. Join ISA's Joe Murphy as he takes us "Through the Lens" to showcase a true farming staple – the farm dog!