April Hemmes

U.S. Soybean farmer


April Hemmes is a fourth-generation farmer who raises soybeans and corn on her farm in Hampton, Iowa.

Ground Work

Ground Work: Farmers Make Connections, Talk Solutions at SXSW

April Hemmes|May 21, 2024

The Ground Work series shares the perspectives of U.S. soybean farmers as they observe how the U.S. Soy industry lays the groundwork to grow innovative,…

Around the World

U.S. Soy Farmers: Understanding and Addressing What End Users Want

April Hemmes|Aug 22, 2019

Story By: Doug Winter, Illinois soybean farmer and United Soybean Board (USB) farmer-leader Quint Pottinger, Kentucky soybean farmer and Kentucky Soybean Association director April Hemmes,…

Ground Work

Weather has been hot and wet

April Hemmes|Aug 22, 2016

August 22, 2016 Weather has been hot and wet, which is a bad combination for beans in Iowa.  Sudden death syndrome (SDS) has started to…