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April Hemmes

U.S. Soybean farmer
Iowa

April Hemmes is a fourth-generation farmer who raises soybeans and corn on her farm in Hampton, Iowa. She and her husband, Tom Kazmerzak, have one daughter, Ruth. This year, April is growing soybeans and corn in rotation. April serves on the United Soybean Board and has participated in ag marketing trips to Brazil, China, Shanghai, Uganda and Vietnam.

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

April HemmesAug 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,…

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Weather has been hot and wet

April HemmesAug 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…